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​Cannabis, also known as marijuana, weed, pot or dope, is a plant that contains a chemical called tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). THC can cause a mind-altering “high”. Cannabis can be smoked, vaped or consumed as edibles. Edibles are products made with cannabis that you can eat or drink. Edibles are often available in cookies, chocolate, gummy candy and beverages. THC can effect your brain, lungs, heart and mental health. Learn more about cannabis and personal health

Cannabis also contains a chemical called cannabidiol (CBD), CBD does not cause a "high" and is currently used in various products including food, beverages, oils and lotions.

Recreational cannabis use is legal for people 21 and older

Minnesota is the 23rd state in the nation to legalize recreational cannabis use for people 21 and older. 

Things to know

  • Cannabis can be used by people 21 and older on private property, private residences and places with approved licenses or an event permit.
  • Cannabis cannot be used when operating a motor vehicle.
  • Smoking cannabis is prohibited anywhere smoking commercial tobacco is prohibited. Smoking or vaping adult-use cannabis products is prohibited in a multifamily housing building. Ramsey County Smoking and Commercial Tobacco Use Ordinance.

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