A new law enacted at the end of the 2023 legislative session legalizes adult–use cannabis in Minnesota and establishes a regulatory framework over the cannabis industry. The law establishes a new "Office of Cannabis Management” that will release applications, issue licenses, and develop regulations outlining how and when businesses can participate in the new adult-use industry in Minnesota.
Over the coming months, the new state agency will develop the regulatory framework for legal adult cannabis, and establish processes and timelines to apply for licenses.
You can read the full cannabis legalization bill on the Minnesota Legislature's website.
The City will provide further information regarding cannabis licensing as it becomes available. More information may also be available on the Minnesota Office of Cannabis Management's website.
City of Hopkins Moratorium
The City has a 120-day moratorium in place on the Operations of Cannabis Business within the City of Hopkins. View the full ordinance.
Starting July 1, 2023, all sellers of taxable cannabis products must register with the Minnesota Department of Revenue to remit the new Cannabis Tax. More information is available on the Minnesota Department of Revenue's website.
Proposed Ordinance 2023-1197
An ordinance amending Chapter 30 of the Hopkins City Code by adding a new section prohibiting cannabis and hemp use in public places and amending Chapter 32 by adding a new section to Chapter 32 prohibiting smoking in City parks