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US (MN): Senate cannabis bill adds local zoning authority

The amendment requires that cannabis businesses receive a land use compatibility statement from local governments and allow local limits on cannabis retailers.

The adult-use cannabis bill, SF 73 (Rep. Lindsey Port, DFL-Burnsville), continues to move throughout the legislative process. The bill was revised in the Senate State and Local Government and Veterans Committee with a significant amendment to provide local registrations for certain cannabis businesses and local zoning authority.

The bill was heard in the Senate Judiciary and Public Safety Committee on March 17, where the League submitted a letter as testimony (pdf). The bill was re-referred to the Senate Rules and Administration Committee.

Its companion, HF 100 (Rep. Zack Stephenson, DFL-Coon Rapids), passed out of the House Transportation Finance and Policy Committee on March 14 and was re-referred back to the House Commerce Finance and Policy Committee.

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