Hemp-derived THC could soon be allowed in food and beverage products in Minnesota, while the sale of inhalable products containing more than 0.3% THC could be prohibited.
Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz is expected to sign legislation recently passed by the state Legislature that would regulate and create prohibitions for cannabinoid and hemp-derived THC products currently sold in the state.
According to Hellmuth & Johnson (HJ) Law Firm, this measure would allow for the use of CBD, CBG and THC in food and beverage products for adults 21 years and older. However, THC added to a food or beverage product must “contain no more than 5 mg of THC in a single serving and [a] total of 50 mg per package, and the food product cannot contain more than 0.3% weight by volume of any THC,” the law firm reported.
However, the measure also defines products containing more than 0.3% THC as an adulterated drug, which would “prohibit THC vape cartridges and flower, including delta-8 and delta-10 products, from being sold in Minnesota,” HJ Law Firm reported.
The measure also includes a list of labeling and packaging restrictions for CBD and THC products. Edibles would need to be sold in child-resistant packaging and include the statement “Keep this product out of reach of children” on the label. The serving size would also need to be clearly listed on the label, StarTribune reported.
In addition, product packaging would be prohibited from containing any characteristics or designs that could be appealing to children.
Kurtis Hanna, lobbyist for the Minnesota chapter of NORML, said the reform efforts will help Minnesotans see “what it’s like to have legal products being sold on shelves in a non-gray market,” StarTribune reported.