Hemp May Go Away For Up to 1-2 Years in Minnesota
Updated: Mar 23
If the Adult Use Cannabis Bill Passes…
On July 1, 2024 all hemp businesses will need to halt. No grandfather clause. No guarantee on when hemp businesses will receive a license.
Hemp industry will need to wait for licensing which could take up to 1-2 years from July 1, 2023.
If you continue to sell you will be subjected to criminal prosecution and/or hefty fines.
“258.7 Sec. 6. REPEALER. Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 151.72, is repealed. 258.8” “Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 151.72, is repealed. EFFECTIVE DATE July 1, 2024.”
If you receive a hemp license (whenever that is…)
The only legal cannabinoids CBD, Delta 9 THC, CBG
CBD and CBG can only be 25MG per serving “(Line 10.13) consists of servings that contain no more than five milligrams of delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol, 25 milligrams of cannabidiol, 25 milligrams of cannabigerol, or any combination of those cannabinoids that does not exceed the identified amounts does not contain more than a combined total of 0.5 milligrams of all other cannabinoids per serving; 10.17
CBD and CBG can not exceed 250mg in a container “(Line 96.30…) (c) A single package containing multiple servings of a lower-potency edible product must contain no more than 50 milligrams of delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol, 250 milligrams of cannabidiol, 250 milligrams of cannabigerol, or any combination of those cannabinoids that does not exceed the identified amounts.
Delta 9 THC Hemp isomers are consider “Synthetically Derived Cannabinoids: “14.8 Subd. 67.Synthetically derived cannabinoid."Synthetically derived cannabinoid" means a cannabinoid extracted from a cannabis plant, cannabis flower, hemp plant, or hemp plant parts with a chemical makeup that is changed after extraction to create a different cannabinoid or other chemical compound by applying a catalyst other than heat or light. Synthetically derived cannabinoid includes but is not limited to any tetrahydrocannabinol created from cannabidiol but does not include cannabis concentrate, cannabinoid products, or hemp-derived consumer products. 14.9 14.10 14.11 14.12 14.13 14.14”
These are just some of the many issues on SF 73…
What we need for hemp:
A separate hemp bill
Hemp needs to be under department of Ag
We want to see hemp derived consumables stay in the marketplace.
Open market for hemp retailers, hemp derived edible manufactures and hemp derived beverage manufactures.
Unlimited licenses for hemp derived retailers, hemp derived manufactures, and hemp derived beverages.
Liquor stores able to carry hemp derived products
Marijuana and Hemp Derived consumable can coexist.
21+ to stay in place
Batch numbers on products
Full panel test on all final products
No look alike products available
What we need you to do!
Please read the bill
Call your legislators Now!
What you need to say: (Put it in your own words)
“My business will be destroyed if the adult use cannabis bill proceeds with current language in the 9th engrossment SF73 because the current hemp edible bill 151.72 will be repealed and we will not be able to obtain a license until Office of Cannabis is created, this can take years (let them know how many jobs it will effect and how this hurts you)”
We need to separate Hemp from the Cannabis Adult Use Bill
Hemp is an agricultural plant
Hemp is Federally Legal - Marijuana is Federally illegal
Hemp needs to be under the Minnesota Department of Ag
Hemp does not need the same regulations as Marijuana
We need to be grandfathered in so we can continue to operate our hemp derived business while the Minnesota State figures out hemp licensing.
We do not need caps on CBD/CBG or any non-psychoactive cannabinoid.
We need to be able to produce and offer other non synthetic cannabinoids outside of CBD and CBG
Please note this is an organized effort by Marijuana MOS (multistate operators) trying to kill hemp.
Marijuana operators want to kill hemp because we are a threat. Here are the other states dealing with the same issue: Click the links below.