That will soon change, when a Minnesota law takes effect legalizing the sale of CBD products and imposing quality controls while explicitly limiting the scope of advertising claims.
All of a sudden, it’s everywhere: There are CBD salves in malls, CBD gummies in supermarkets and CBD dog treats in pet shops.
Now illegal(ish) in Minnesota
That’s a problem, as far as the state is concerned; it classifies anything used to prevent, treat or cure a disease as a drug. And while CBD products are generally sold with the understanding that they treat medical conditions, they are not approved by the FDA. That makes them “misbranded or adulterated” drugs, Wiberg said, the selling of which is a misdemeanor under Minnesota law.
While such products — made with cannabidiol, a compound extracted from cannabis plants — are popular, their sale isn’t necessarily legal in Minnesota: The market operates in a gray area that’s caused confusion for consumers, medical professionals and law enforcement.
In January, the Minnesota Board of Pharmacy detailed its concerns with CBD products sold in the state, issuing a report that cited ads for CBD cigars, a CBD “relaxation syrup,” and specific CBD treatment regimens found in stores.
Additionally, if a patient is found to have given marijuana to anyone else, they may be fined up to $3000.
The CBD industry is relatively new, and there’s a ton of fantastic companies out there. However, there’s an equal number of low-quality suppliers.
Once you receive the email, you will need to provide some additional information, including:
Following these steps will put you on the path to finding a great CBD supplier — either locally or online — and weeding out the scam artists.
However, Minnesota did a few things differently when compared with other medical marijuana programs in the country.
Here is a list of the Cannabis Patient Centers in Minnesota.
Research has shown that it’s able to provide relief from a wide range of medical conditions, including epilepsy, cancer, arthritis, multiple sclerosis, and post-traumatic stress disorder.