Can You Smoke Weed in Public in Minnesota?

Can You Smoke Weed in Minnesota?

Yes. Recreational cannabis use, including the consumption of smokable forms of cannabis, is legal in Minnesota. Also, the state's medical cannabis law allows eligible patients to smoke medical cannabis.

Can You Smoke Weed in Public in Minnesota?

The language of the recreational marijuana legalization law in Minnesota allows people to smoke weed in public places unless there is a local ordinance prohibiting such an act. However, typically, weed smoking is illegal in places where tobacco smoking is banned, as identified in the Minnesota Clean Indoor Air Act (MCIAA). Such locations include inside vehicles, indoor public spaces, workplaces, college campuses, offices, stores, health clinics, correctional facilities, and locations where a minor may inhale second-hand smoke.

Can You Smoke Weed in a Vehicle in Minnesota?

Weed smoking is illegal in a vehicle in Minnesota. Persons caught smoking weed on a school bus or public transportation will be punished accordingly. Smoking in a vehicle can expose a minor to second-hand smoke, which is illegal in Minnesota. Despite the recent legalization of recreational cannabis, driving while under the influence of cannabis remains illegal. Cannabis products should be kept in their original containers in the trunk of the car when traveling within Minnesota.

Who Can Smoke Marijuana in Minnesota?

Marijuana smoking is only available to adults or medical cannabis patients registered with the state who are 21 or older.

Where Can You Legally Smoke Weed in Minnesota?

Weed smoking is legal on any private property that is not accessible to the public, if permitted by the owner of the property. You may also smoke weed at establishments with valid on-site cannabis consumption licenses or event permits. Beginning March 2025, smoking will be banned in multifamily housing units, including on apartment balconies and patios, except for patients registered under the Minnesota medical cannabis program. Until then, permission to smoke weed on such properties will be granted by property managers or landlords. Note that weed smoking is also prohibited on any federal property in Minnesota, such as airports, courthouses, and national parks.

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