Cannabis plant. In Minnesota v. Loveless, the Minnesota Supreme Court reversed the conviction of possession of leaf material containing THC because the state failed to show that it wasn't hemp. (Credit: Iarygin Andrii/Adobe Stock) In Minnesota v. Loveless, the Minnesota Supreme Court reversed the conviction of possession of leaf material containing THC because the state failed to show that it wasn’t hemp. (Credit: Iarygin Andrii/Adobe Stock)

A new law effective last Friday in Minnesota allows people ages 21 and older to buy edibles and beverages that contain a limited amount of THC.

The law governs the packaging, sale and makeup of cannabis products. The law also corrects a gap in the 2019 state law implementing the 2018 federal legalization of the cultivation of hemp plants, and permits the sale of intoxicating edibles using compounds derived from those plants.

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