As expected, the Eden Prairie City Council on Tuesday, Aug. 16, unanimously approved a new ordinance regulating the local sale of “THC edibles,” or products with small amounts of THC derived from hemp that were approved for sale by the 2022 Minnesota Legislature.
The ordinance looks a lot like the one used in Eden Prairie for regulating tobacco sales in that it prohibits sales to customers younger than age 21 and requires a city license, background check, site visit, compliance checks, and more.
“Almost every city around us is taking the position, at the minimum, to license the sale of the products,” City Manager Rick Getschow told the council Tuesday. He said it’s also possible that the Legislature, in future sessions, will lay out more regulations on testing, sales, and more.
The city ordinance is expected to take effect upon its publication in a local newspaper, probably later this month, Getschow added. He said the city will begin to contact businesses that are now selling tobacco – where THC edibles would typically be sold – and advise them of the license requirements.
Businesses in violation of the ordinance could be charged with a misdemeanor.
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