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Rulemaking Overview

 

The Office of Cannabis Management (OCM) has begun drafting rules that will complete the regulatory framework for Minnesota’s new cannabis industry. Areas that will be addressed through rulemaking include:

  • Licensing – license types, forms, procedures, required disclosures, felony disqualifications, limits on licenses held
  • Social equity considerations
  • Manufacturing and retail (facilities and operations)
  • Packaging and labeling
  • Testing (laboratory approval, sampling, protocols, and standards)
  • Expedited complaint process (for local governments)
  • Integrated cannabis tracking, inventory, and verification system 
  • Environmental controls (odor limits, water use, energy use, solid waste disposal)
  • Use of pesticides and fertilizers
  • Medical cannabis and the patient registry program
  • Other topics as necessary

Take our 8th rulemaking public input survey

OCM has added a public input survey to gauge the overall interest of people who want to enter the cannabis market, to determine what information should be required on applications, and to assess the probability of market participants being spread evenly across the state.

More opportunities to engage

OCM kicked off the initial phase of rulemaking engagement on Oct. 30, with the launch of a public input survey that covered cultivation, processing, and manufacturing. Seven rulemaking public input surveys have been completed. More than 7,500 responses were collected across all surveys.

We are using input from these surveys as we continue to draft rules. In addition, we are preparing a report that highlights themes and priorities from survey results.  

OCM will offer other opportunities to be engaged in rulemaking, including hosting feedback sessions on draft rules this summer. In addition, a 30-day formal public comment period will occur after OCM submits final draft rules to the State Register.

Advance notice of sessions will be posted on this website and sent to anyone who signs up for email updates on the cannabis rulemaking process. Click to subscribe to Rulemaking email updates.

Questions about rulemaking?

Please email cannabis.rulemaking@state.mn.us