Businesses that sell hemp-derived cannabinoid products must register with MDH
Business that sell any hemp-derived cannabinoid product (edibles, beverages, or topicals) in Minnesota must register with the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) by Oct. 1, 2023, or risk up to a $10,000 fine.
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NOTE: The registration link will continue to be available after Oct. 1, 2023, for any new businesses that open after the deadline. New business must register with MDH before they sell any hemp-derived cannabinoid product, per Minnesota State Statute.
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.
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 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.
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