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420 with CNW — Minnesota Marijuana Drinks Makers Enjoying Great Market Conditions

The cannabis-infused beverages segment of America’s state-legal cannabis market seems to be performing admirably in one of the most unexpected states: Minnesota.

Favorable market conditions in the state have helped cannabis-beverage producers and retailers in the state earn millions of dollars in recent months, making Minnesota one of the best markets for marijuana drinks in not only the United States and Canada but Europe as well.

With recreational cannabis sales slated to begin in less than a year in the state, the recent success of the cannabis-infused drinks segment could be an indication that demand for cannabis and cannabis products among Minnesotans is quite high. Thanks to factors such as easy access, less cannabis-associated stigma and Minnesota’s location, cannabis-infused beverage retailers have been selling an average of more than $1 million worth of products every month.

State regulators allow Minnesotans to purchase cannabis drinks at grocery chains. restaurants, and liquor stores, meaning a significant percentage of Minnesota residents have easy access to cannabis drinks. Furthermore, with the closest states that allow recreational cannabis sales (Michigan and Illinois) being hours away, most residents and consumers from neighboring states have nowhere but Minnesota to purchase low-THC beverages.

Minnesota’s low-THC product segment was born when federal lawmakers passed the 2018 Farm Bill, legalizing the cultivation and sale of industrial hemp (cannabis with less than 0.3% THC) and its derivatives. Since Minnesota doesn’t require that retailers have a license to sell products infused with hemp-derived THC, the segment kicked into overdrive as soon as the Farm Bill became law close to five years ago.

According to Blunt Strategies partner and principal Leili Fatehi, the measure allowed millions of Minnesotans to purchase low-THC offerings as easily as they could buy alcohol.

Furthermore, Fatehi explains, consumers seem to be interested in engaging and learning more about marijuana-infused drinks and how to consume them safely.

Local manufacturers such as Surly Brewing Co. in Minneapolis and interstate players such as California-based Cann have been major winners in the recent cannabis-infused beverage sales boom.

The segment largely owes its success to a 2022 measure that legalized the sale of hemp-derived THC edibles in retail outlets, including convenience and grocery stores that are typically prohibited from taking part in the cannabis market in other states. While some pundits say the explosion in sales is indicative of the market’s demand for recreational cannabis, others believe that changes in adult-use cannabis policy in Minnesota could impact sales.

Minneapolis-based marijuana attorney Jason Tarasek says that recreational cannabis legalization could lead to increased licensing requirements and regulation for players in the hemp-derived THC segment.

On a plus side, the launch of recreational cannabis sales will also bring welcome business opportunities to nationwide ancillary companies such as Advanced Container Technologies Inc. (OTC: ACTX) as well as lead to the mushrooming of many marijuana enterprises.

NOTE TO INVESTORS: The latest news and updates relating to Advanced Container Technologies Inc. (OTC: ACTX) are available in the company’s newsroom at https://cnw.fm/ACTX

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