CBD, some THC allowed in foods and drinks sold in Minnesota – WCCO

St. Poole, Minnesota (WCCO) A change in Minnesota law means you can soon legally buy foods and drinks that contain CBD and some THC.

The legislature has removed some confusion surrounding what is allowed in foods and drinks. The bill also tightened restrictions on the legal amount of THC derived from cannabis.

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Nothing but Hemp sells everything from CBD tinctures and capsules to Delta 8 gummies. Sellers and buyers were living in a somewhat gray area of ​​what was allowed, especially when it came to foods.

Steve Brown is the owner of a Saint Paul store.

“Right now, we have clarity in the industry, which is exactly what we’ve been looking for,” Brown said.

The legislature approved the addition of CBD to foods and beverages, along with 5 mg of hemp-derived THC per serving, and a total of 50 mg per pack.

She added other protective methods, such as baby packaging and more testing.

“Overall, this will create new businesses, new opportunities, new products, and it will be really good for consumers,” Brown said.

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“It’s a big deal for anyone who uses CBD products. Now it will be explicitly legal in Minnesota for the first time,” said Jason Tarasek of Minnesota Cannabis Law.

Trasic specializes in cannabis law. He says the bill also includes restrictions, affecting certain products, potentially vapes and some flowers.

“I know there are people in the e-cigarette industry who would like that bill to go further,” Tarasek said.

Some products that contain a lot of THC per serving or per pack will need to be removed from the shelf, and more nutrients will take their place.

“Cookies and cookies, different kinds of snacks. I mean, it would be really cool to see the innovation,” Brown said.

He believes this is a step in the right direction.

“We’re getting close to legalization, and I think companies that are in this space, that have been around for a while, are really going to increase revenue, you know, tenfold,” Brown said.

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Governor Tim Walz is expected to sign the bill. The changes will take effect on August 1.

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