New cannabis laws went into effect in Minnesota Aug 1, 2023. Here’s what this means for residents of Golden Valley.
Under the new law, adults 21 years or older may:
- use, possess, or transport cannabis paraphernalia
- possess or transport up to 2 ounces of cannabis flower
- possess up to 2 pounds of cannabis flower at home
- possess or transport up to 8 grams of adult-use concentrate
- possess or transport edible cannabis products or low-potency hemp edibles infused with a combined 800 millileters or less of THC
- grow up to eight plants inside or in yards as long as the plants are enclosed and locked to protect against theft
- give away cannabis flower or products to another adult 21 years or older in a legal amount
Cannabis cannot be used or possessed in the following places or scenarios:
- while operating a motor vehicle
- in public or charter schools or on school buses
- in state correctional facilities
- in a location where the products could be used or inhaled by a minor
- on federal property
- in public places or places of work, including both indoor and outdoor dining areas of liquor and food establishments*
- within 25 feet of entrances, exits, open windows, and ventilation intakes of public places and places of work*
- within 25 feet of any outdoor dining area at any liquor of food establishment*
- in public parks and recreation facilities*
*Per the City Clean Air Ordinance.
For those living in apartments or multi-family rental properties, landlords are unable to ban the possession of marijuana products; however, they may prohibit use of smoking or vaping in units. The Minnesota Indoor Clean Air Act also prohibits smoking in common areas of rental buildings.
For additional information on the new laws, visit the Minnesota Office of Cannabis Management website.