The State of Minnesota recently enacted a new law, effective Aug. 1, 2023, that makes cannabis legal for adults 21 and older to possess and consume. Minnesota is the 23rd state in the nation to legalize cannabis (also known as weed, marijuana, pot, etc.).
Read the FAQ below to learn about cannabis regulations in Apple Valley. For state legislation and information, visit www.cannabis.mn.gov.
- In a private residence including a curtilage or yard
- On private property, unless the owner of the property prohibits it
- On the premises of an establishment or event licensed by the state to permit on-site consumption
In Apple Valley, it is illegal to consume cannabis in public areas including:
- On public property including parks, pathways, trails, streets, and sidewalks
- In a public place that is generally accessible to the public such as parking lots or sporting events
- Additionally, the Minnesota Clean Air Act prohibits indoor smoking of any substance, including cannabis. This means if it’s illegal to smoke cigarettes at a location, it’s also illegal to smoke cannabis
- 2 oz or less in a public place
- 2 lbs or less in a residence
- Cannabis paraphernalia is legal to possess
Licensed cannabis sales in Apple Valley are not allowed until 2025. No business will be licensed to distribute cannabis until proper zoning regulations are put into place. Per state law, all licenses will be issued by the Minnesota Office of Cannabis Management, not the City of Apple Valley.
Legalization was enacted by the state legislature. Constituents may voice any concerns to their respective state elected officials.
- Senator Erin Maye Quade: (651) 296-4120
- Representative Robert Bierman: (651) 296-5506
- Representative John Huot: (651) 296-4306
The Minnesota Office of Cannabis Management will regulate cannabis. Visit www.cannabis.mn.gov for the latest state regulations and information, including:
- Cannabis legislation
- Business licenses and commercial requirements
- Expungement of criminal records
- Tax on cannabis product sales
- Safe and responsible use
- And more