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Updates on Lower-Potency Hemp Edible Products

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Aug. 11, 2023

Sign up for OCM virtual information session

When: 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 16

The Office of Cannabis Management (OCM) is hosting a virtual information session for stakeholders with interest in the activities to establish OCM and future opportunities for stakeholder input. This session will provide a general overview of the early work to establish OCM, an update on the temporary regulations for hemp-derived cannabinoid products, and information about upcoming OCM rulemaking.

Registration is required and limited to 1,000 participants. 


  • Charlene Briner, Office of Cannabis Management Implementation Director
  • Chris Tholkes, Office of Medical Cannabis Director
  • Chris McNulty, Minnesota Department of Agriculture Deputy General Counsel

NOTE: This session will not address regulatory and technical interpretations of the cannabis law; these topics will be addressed in a variety of ways in the coming months, including future informational meetings, updated information posted to the OCM website, guidance issued through OCM, or throughout rulemaking. 

If you can’t attend the virtual session on Aug. 16, OCM will post a recording of the meeting on its website at a later date. No registration will be required to watch the recording.

Business registration form is open!

Deadline to register is Oct. 1

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has opened registration for businesses currently selling hemp-derived cannabinoid products in Minnesota. There is no fee to register.

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 requires any business that sells hemp-derived cannabinoid products directly to consumers to register with the State of Minnesota by Oct. 1. This includes establishments that sell THC beverages as well as out-of-state businesses that sell online to Minnesota customers.

More details

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. 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 MDH 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 lower-potency hemp businesses will be available in the future when regulation of these products moves to the Office of Cannabis Management.