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Minnesotans Sue State Over Right to Sell Homegrown Cannabis

The states constitution says any person is allowed to sell products from a farm or garden that they cultivate.

A group of Minnesota residents is suing the state over the right to sell their homegrown cannabis without a license.

Specifically, the group is suing Interim Director of the Office of Cannabis Management (OCM) Charlene Briner and Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison.

At issue is a section in the Minnesota state constitution that states any person is allowed to sell products from a farm or garden that they occupy and/or cultivate.

Minnesota last year legalized recreational cannabis. That includes rules that allow residents to grow up to eight cannabis plants in their homes.

However, the new laws also require a license to sell cannabis.

The group’s lawyer argued that now that cannabis is legal in the state and being rescheduled at the federal level, it should be treated like any other crop.

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