Here’s his tweet
When the bill reaches my desk, Minnesota will become the 23rd state in the nation to legalize adult-use cannabis.
— Governor Tim Walz (@GovTimWalz) May 22, 2023
Marijuana Moment reports
“I think the legislature did a smart thing here,” he said, referring to the staged implementation with simple legalization coming into effect in short order while regulators undertake the work of setting up a commercial system. “I think this is what Minnesotans expect. We’ve seen it in other states that it worked. We have the advantage of learning from what they did.”
Walz said that he hasn’t made any decisions about who he will select to lead the regulatory body to oversee the recreational cannabis program, though “there’s some folks who have thrown their hat in the ring” already, “so we’ll take a look at that.”
While that key appointment hasn’t been settled, the state has already taken the step of launching a website for the Office of Cannabis Management (OCM), which won’t even be officially formed under the legislation under July 1.
Minnesota Governor Says He’ll Sign Marijuana Legalization Bill Next Week, As State Launches New Site For Regulatory Agency