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This is the first 4/20 that weed is legal in Minnesota. How can you celebrate legally?

Recreational cannabis has been legal in Minnesota for nearly two years. State lawmakers took regulators - and some politicians - by surprise in 2022 when they legalized THC-infused edibles and beverages.

Gov. Tim Walz signed a full legalization bill last May allowing adults 21 and older to cultivate, carry and smoke marijuana flower. Saturday will mark the first 4/20 - the pseudo-holiday dedicated to all things pot - that weed has been legal in Minnesota.

The state is a year away from allowing recreational dispensaries to open; currently, two Native American tribal-owned dispensaries are up and running. Minnesota's Office of Cannabis Management is still setting rules for the state's legal market. Licensing should fully open sometime in early 2025. And even then, growers warn that marijuana flower may be in short supply if they don't get the go-ahead to start cultivating plants soon.


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