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Minnesota Passes a Law that Effectively Legalizes Cannabis Edibles, California’s Governor Signs Bill to Provide Relief to State’s Cannabis Industry, and Lawmakers in Indiana Want to Discuss Marijuana Decriminalization

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Minnesota Passes a Law that Effectively Legalizes Cannabis Edibles

For years, consumers in Minnesota have been buying and using delta-8 THC products. In light of the legal gray area surrounding these types of products and to regulate the CBD market, lawmakers passed a bill and Governor Tim Walz signed it into law in May of this year. The law legalizes CBD products and provides some regulatory framework for delta-8 THC beverages and edibles. Products derived from hemp can legally contain no more than 5mg of THC per serving or 50mg of THC per package. But, the new law doesn’t specifically state what form of THC is legal, which effectively means that edibles containing delta-9 THC are now legal for Minnesotans.

California’s Governor Signs Bill to Provide Relief to State’s Cannabis Industry

Last week, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed legislation to restructure the state’s recreational cannabis program. Lawmakers in California are hopeful the bill will help eliminate the cannabis black market and provide much-needed relief to the legal marijuana industry in the state. The bill, known as AB 195, passed both the Senate and House with almost unanimous support. AB 195 will eliminate the cannabis cultivation tax and move the collection of the 15 percent excise tax from the cultivation level to the retail level. The bill also cracks down on illicit and unlicensed cannabis businesses with more stringent civil penalties.  

Lawmakers in Indiana Want to Discuss Marijuana Decriminalization 

This summer and fall, lawmakers in Indiana plan to discuss possible cannabis decriminalization and the regulation of THC products. While this is certainly no guarantee that any legislation will come from the discussion, it is still a step forward for the state. According to the agenda, which was approved by the leaders of both caucuses, the public health summer study committee will focus on THC products, delta-8, delta-9, and the possible benefits and consequences of decriminalization. Lawmakers plan to discuss complete marijuana decriminalization as well. They also intend to explore regulations surrounding THC products, such as age restrictions.