We’ve been getting a lot of calls on this subject. Below is a link to Frequently Asked Questions from the MN Department of Agriculture.
The 2018 Federal Farm Bill authorized the regulated production of hemp nationally and removed it from the Controlled Substances Act, separating it from marijuana. Hemp is now a recognized agricultural crop in the United States, which allows for the interstate transport of the seed, plants, and processed hemp products. As a result, the use of hemp in food products has increased in popularity. Additionally, in 2022 Minnesota legislative action modified requirements for cannabinoid products to allow for the sale of edible cannabinoid products. The information below provides detail on the use of hemp as a food ingredient in Minnesota and addresses questions related to edible cannabinoid products for food businesses.