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In July, edible cannabis products became legal in the state, but the legislation that opened up that door had minimal regulation and no taxation requirements.
In the past month, the cities of Marshall, Robbinsdale and St. Joseph approved moratoriums on sales. Other cities across Minnesota are also considering moratoriums as they weigh how they'll tackle enforcement.
Gummies and edibles from the program are separate from the hemp-derived edible cannabis products that became legal in Minnesota at the beginning of July.
Some have called the quasi-legalization a distinctly Minnesota version of recreational pot, dubbing it “3.2 cannabis.”
State lawmakers approved the policy allowing adults 21 and older to buy hemp-derived THC products with few provisions that spell out how the state will ensure compliance. Now, the bill's author says local governments should decide how they want to enforce it.
Lawmakers that helped push the new rule through the Minnesota Capitol said they were working on fixes around enforcement, next steps to fully legalize marijuana for adult use.

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Under the new law, people 21 and older can buy products containing servings of up to 5 milligrams of THC. A single package of edibles — or drinkables — may not contain more than 50 milligrams.
Whether it's gambling, booze or pot, proposals to relax the state’s laws on certain vices have renewed steam this legislative session, particularly with a push to legalize betting on sports in the state.
Patients and caregivers in the program will be able to consult with pharmacists about eligibility starting this month.

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