Law enforcement prepares to enforce rules that ban Minnesota motorists from using pot


Jim Mone, Associated Press

Marijuana plants grow at LifeLine Labs in Cottage Grove, Minn.

Recreational marijuana becomes legal in Minnesota next Tuesday, and law enforcement is preparing to cite motorists or passengers who smoke in vehicles.

"If you smoke while you roll around we will arrest you," warned New Hope Police Chief Tim Hoyt. "That has not changed. Smoke it at home."

Operating boats, ATVs and snowmobiles while using or under the influence of cannabis is also illegal, said Col. Rodmen Smith, director of the Department of Natural Resources' Enforcement Division.


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