A medical cannabis company has filed suit against the state of Minnesota over what it claims are unfair THC rules.
The state recently introduced a new law that allows residents 21 and older to buy edibles with hemp-derived THC.
But Vireo Health, one of the only companies licensed to distribute medical cannabis in Minnesota, produces cannabis-derived THC.
According to KSTP, the company said the laws unfairly discriminate against cannabis-derived edibles.
Vireo said that cannabis-derived and hemp-derived THC edibles are “chemically identical.”
The company also warned that hemp-derived THC is not as strictly regulated as cannabis products.
“There are simply not enough regulatory or law enforcement resources available to ensure that hemp-based edibles being sold in Minnesota are legal and safe,” it wrote.