Is Smokable Hemp Flower in Minnesota Legal? Minnesota State Hemp Law

Hemp Laws Minnesota

Minnesota has made significant progress regarding the legality of hemp. The Gopher State legalized hemp as an agricultural commodity, but the CBD market still operates in a gray area. This brings confusion for consumers, law enforcement, and medical professionals, so some people may also question the legality of hemp flower.

Is hemp flower legal in Minnesota? Can you buy hemp flower in the Gopher State? Let’s take a look at the legal status of hemp flower in Minnesota.

Is Hemp Flower Legal in Minnesota?

Yes, hemp flower is legal in Minnesota. The state legalized hemp as an agricultural crop in 2015 when the Minnesota Industrial Hemp Development Act (IHDA), Minnesota Statutes 18K, became law. 

Since then, the state made some amends that confirmed hemp is an agricultural plant and expanded the definition of hemp as a legal crop. The underlined section of the industrial hemp definition was added in 2019. 

Under the Minnesota law, industrial hemp means:

“the plant Cannabis sativa L. and any part of the plant, whether growing or not, including the plant’s seeds, and all the plant’s derivatives, extracts, cannabinoids, isomers, acids, salts, and salts of isomers, whether growing or not, with a delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol concentration of not more than 0.3% on a dry weight basis.” [1]

The law emphasizes that industrial hemp is excluded from the definition of marijuana. 

Licensed individuals may possess, transport, process, sell or buy industrial hemp grown according to Minnesota law or lawfully grown in another state. In Minnesota, farmers can grow hemp for fiber, grain, or medical-type usages. 

Where to Buy Hemp Flower in Minnesota?

You can buy hemp flower in Minnesota dispensaries and hemp flower shops. Because the state is in the process of forming hemp markets, quality hemp flower might not be readily available in your area. That‘s the reason why many people order their hemp flower online

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Organically-Grown Hemp Flower 

Hemp is one of nature’s finest healing plants, and regular use of pure, organically-grown hemp is vital. Our hemp flower is grown in clean soil and is tested as non-GMO and pesticide-free. 

Hemp Flower by Licensed Farmers

Working with licensed farmers with more than five years of experience in this industry is a priority for us. Hemp flower with high CBD levels, amazing smell, and flavor comes from growers that know what it takes to create beautiful strains. The growers that we work with are licensed in Oregon, Washington State, and Colorado. 

Avoid Smoking Hemp Flower in Public

Although hemp flower is legal in Minnesota, smoking hemp flower in public is prohibited. So, it’s for the best to only use hemp flower in the privacy of your home. Hemp and all of its parts are legal in this state, but hemp flower resembles marijuana, and marijuana is not legal in Minnesota. Using hemp flower in public can cause you inconveniences.  

Hemp Production in Minnesota

Individuals and business entities that want to grow industrial hemp in Minnesota must get licensed in the Minnesota Department of Agriculture. 

Individuals and businesses can apply to get a:
  • Growers license;
  • Processors license (allow a person or business to store, handle, or convert raw industrial hemp into a marketable product ), and; 
  • Handlers license (allows a person or business to handle, store, or sell raw industrial hemp, including seed for planting). 

Everyone that wants to test or research hemp also needs a license. 

After legalizing hemp, the state accepted applications only for indoor cultivation and processing for the 2019 growing season. Individuals can submit applications for the 2020 growing season, in October 2019, once the state posts the new application. 

The state’s Pilot Program will be in effect in Minnesota until the USDA approves the state plan. This allows uninterrupted production and processing of industrial hemp in the state until USDA develops its processes. [2]

The law allows for residents of other states to get a Minnesota hemp pilot program license, only if they grow hemp on Minnesota land. 

What’s The Deal With CBD in Minnesota?

The law regarding CBD products remains murky in Minnesota. The state legalized hemp and all of its parts, derivatives, and cannabinoids (except THC) with less than 0.3% THC on a dry-weight basis. But, CBD products intended for human or animal consumption are currently not legal for sale in Minnesota.

The state will allow the legal sale of CBD products that meet certain labeling or testing requirements on January 1, 2020.  [3]

CBD products need to meet the following requirements to be considered legal:
  • Proper labeling: name and contact information of the manufacturer/name and contact information of third-party lab that tested the product for the stated amount of CBD
  • THC levels: no more than 0.3%
  • Health claims are prohibited, unless for FDA-approved medication
  • Safety: only trace amounts of heavy metals, pesticides, or fertilizers allowed
  • Labeled as products that have not been evaluated by the FDA. 

The Department of Agriculture clarified that the regulation of ingestibles and topical hemp products, including CBD, is under the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). 

But, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture also allows the production of oil or extract from hemp plant under a hemp pilot license. The only condition for processors is to clearly explain all proposed activities and methods on their annual hemp program application. 

Allowed hemp products in Minnesota are those approved by the FDA as GRAS (generally recognized as safe), including:

  • Hulled hemp seed
  • Hemp seed protein powder
  • Hemp seed oil

These products are permitted for sale because they contain traces of THC and CBD. 

FAQ on Hemp Flower Minnesota State Laws

How much hemp flower can you purchase at once (or one time) in Minnesota?

The state of Minnesota doesn’t have a limit on the quantity of hemp flower you are allowed to buy at once. Some growers, hemp flower shops, or dispensaries may have a limit on the quantities of hemp for sale in this state. 

Do you need a special license to purchase hemp flower in Minnesota?

If you are just a regular consumer, you don’t need a license to buy hemp flower in Minnesota. If you are planning on buying hemp to process, handle, transport, test or market, you need a license to buy hemp flower.

Is it legal to sell hemp flower in Minnesota?

Yes, it is legal to sell hemp flower in Minnesota. Hemp is an agricultural crop in this state and the law allows individuals to possess, transport, sell, or buy industrial hemp with less than 0.3% THC.

Is CBD from hemp legal in Minnesota?

CBD from hemp is temporarily illegal in Minnesota. The sale of CBD products that meet certain labeling and testing requirements will be legal in Minnesota since January 1, 2020. Although Minnesota legalized hemp cannabinoids, derivatives, and extracts with less than 0.3% THC, the current CBD market operates in a gray area.

Where can you buy hemp flower in Minnesota?

Yes, you can buy hemp flower in Minnesota. The state is in the process of forming hemp markets, so quality hemp flower might not be easily available. That’s why many people in Minnesota order their hemp flower from MrHempFlower.com. Ordering your hemp flower online is, by far, the most convenient way to get your hemp flower in Minnesota. 

Is CBD oil legal in Minnesota?

Selling CBD oil is currently illegal in Minnesota until January 1, 2020. After that, the state law will permit the sale of CBD products that meet certain labeling and testing requirements.

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