Medical marijuana became legal in Minnesota in 2014 with the passing of Senate Bill 2470 and the state’s first dispensary opening in 2015. The program has drawn a number of detractors as being overly restrictive, with few dispensaries and in the state, and limited forms of cannabis (pill, liquid, or topical form are allowed).

Advocates for cannabis in the state are hopeful for reforms in the future. Governor Tim Walz has stated his intention to introduce a legalization bill within the 2020 legislative season. Minnesota’s Republican-lead senate has voiced opposition to the bill, but time will tell how the state moves forward with cannabis reform.