Gov. Walz to sign Minnesota marijuana bill into law on Tuesday

May 29, 2023 · Fox 9

The bill to legalize recreational cannabis in Minnesota was approved by the legislature on May 20. Walz is scheduled to sign it into law on Tuesday at noon. Watch the bill signing live in the player above. 

Minnesota cannabis guide: What you need to know

Once signed, starting Aug. 1, Minnesota residents over the age of 21 to possess up to 2 pounds at home, and 2 ounces elsewhere. Public consumption will still not be allowed and you could be ticked as a misdemeanor, similar to other states. 

Lawmakers said it will likely take 12 to 16 months to issue licenses to retailers for selling marijuana. 

The bill will also allow residents convicted of cannabis crimes in the past to apply for expungement.

Joining Gov. Walz at Tuesday’s signing will be former Gov. Jesse Ventura. Ventura has been a fierce advocate of marijuana legalization, testifying during the legislative session for the cannabis bill. Last year, Ventura said Walz had promised to bring him to the signing when marijuana legalization was passed.

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