Gov. Waltz Stresses Importance Of Social Equity In Minnesota’s Cannabis Market: Marginalized Communities Can’t Be Left Behind



Minnesota Governor Tim Walz expressed support for proposals put forth by the state cannabis regulator around social equity cannabis applicants, though calling for approaching policy changes cautiously.

Minnesota’s Office of Cannabis Management (OCM) recently signaled it is considering allowing temporary business licenses especially for social equity applicants.

“When I say temporary licenses, I mean early licenses — so as soon as this summer depending on if the legislature decides to take us up on that,” Charlene Briner, an interim director of the OCM said.

At its recently held informational webinar in which it revealed that it’s still in the process of hiring new employees and setting up the infrastructure to run the legal cannabis marketplace, state regulators indicated they’re hoping the legislature will consider proposed changes to the licensing process enabling the program’s launch in 2025.

See also: Investigation Points To Troubling Oversights In Naming Minnesota Cannabis Czar

On Tuesday, Gov. Waltz emphasized that marginalized communities …

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