Rules of the road: What Minnesotans can and cannot do with marijuana in their vehicles

Possession is allowed. Consumption and open containers are not


September 21, 2023

Minnesotans can now legally transport certain amounts of marijuana in their vehicles, and law enforcement may not conduct a warrantless search of a car based on the smell of the drug alone.

The state's new recreational marijuana law has changed the way cannabis is treated inside motor vehicles, and a ruling by the Minnesota Supreme Court last week affirms that marijuana smell doesn't justify a vehicle search.

Here's what you need to know:


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