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Background of Walz’s new cannabis director scrutinized

A little more than eight months ago, Erin DuPree opened “Loonacy,” a low-potency, hemp derived edibles store inside a 1,100 square foot retail space at an...

Drugged driving up 96% before marijuana legalization 

Drugged driving has increased by 96% in Minnesota, according to a press release from the Department of Public Safety (DPS). “Drugged driving ac​counted for 8,069...

Rep. Robbins: Marijuana legalization too hasty, reckless

Minnesotans are realizing that they got a lot more than they bargained for with the legalization of recreational marijuana on Aug. 1. Unfortunately, the...

Pro-pot politicians celebrate at ‘Legalized It!’ concert in Minneapolis

Call it the Great Minnesota Smoke Together. That’s what Aug. 1, 2023 felt like to a number of folks who spent at least part...

Cannabis legalization, universal background checks take effect today

Dozens of new laws take effect today in Minnesota, including the legalization of recreational cannabis use. Effective today, Minnesotans who are 21 or older can...

GOP legislators call for special session to address gaps in cannabis...

In a joint letter addressed to Gov. Tim Walz and other Democratic leaders, several GOP lawmakers expressed “deep concern” with a cannabis legalization bill...

State’s public safety officials to Minnesotans: ‘Driving high is a DWI’

Can you smoke cannabis in state parks? How can you legally transport cannabis in your automobile without getting tagged for an “open container” violation?...

Duluth, Lakeville, others consider whether to ban smoking weed in public...

If it feels like a Pandora’s box of sorts has opened as communities across the state prepare for the Aug. 1 enactment of recreational...

Rochester could join list of cities imposing moratorium on marijuana sales...

As the calendar continues to creep closer to Aug. 1 -- when it becomes legal for Minnesotans to possess, consume and grow limited amounts...

Final version of cannabis bill gets green light from conference committee

The votes are lined up. Gov. Tim Walz has said he’ll sign HF100 as soon as he receives it from the legislature. So it seems inevitable that by...