The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has opened registration for businesses currently selling hemp-derived cannabinoid products in Minnesota as the product becomes legal in the state starting Aug. 1. The registration form is available online now and there is no fee to register.
Per the state, hemp-derived cannabinoid products are defined as products derived from hemp and containing no more than 0.3% THC (dry weight). Minnesota’s adult-use cannabis law signed by Governor Tim Walz on May 30 requires retailers and manufacturers of hemp-derived cannabinoid products to register with the State of Minnesota by Oct. 1. This includes those selling directly to consumers, such as breweries that make hemp THC beverages, as well as out-of-state manufacturers that sell online or to businesses in Minnesota.
Once the registration is complete, a registration certificate will be sent to the business owner by email. Information supplied during the registration process will be visible on the registration certificate and on the MDH website. All registered businesses are encouraged to retain a copy of the email as proof of registration.
If a change in ownership or contact information occurs, the business owner must contact MDH to update the registration. Additional details are available on the website.
Businesses not currently selling products but intending to do so in the future and businesses that open after Oct. 1 must register before they sell any hemp-derived cannabinoid product.
A separate licensing process for all adult-use cannabis and lower-potency hemp businesses will be available in the future when regulation of these products moves to the new Office of Cannabis Management.
For more details about the registration process, visit the Edible Cannabinoid Products website.