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420 with CNW — Minnesota Marijuana Sales Expected to Reach $1.5B

According to a forecast from a top marijuana law firm, Minnesota’s legalized marijuana market will increase to more than $1.5 billion annually by 2029. Nearly 700,000 adult-use and medicinal marijuana users are anticipated to be served by Minnesota cannabis companies as the industry matures.

Travis Copenhaver, a partner at the psychedelics and cannabis law firm Vicente LLP, stated at a seminar on marijuana entrepreneurship recently held by Surly Brewing in Minneapolis that the state’s recent legalization of recreational cannabis highlights new economic prospects for entrepreneurs in Minnesota. Vicente’s market analysis suggests that Minnesota’s legal marijuana market growth will closely resemble trends observed in other states.

Upon the commencement of recreational cannabis sales, the market will experience limited supplies, resulting in higher prices. However, as more retailers and producers enter the market, supplies will rise, leading to a decline in prices. It is predicted that the state’s overall marijuana economy will reach its peak, approximately $1.5 billion annually, in the next 10 years. According to the projection, 650,000 Minnesotans, or 15% of the state’s population aged 21 and older, are expected to use cannabis once a month or more regularly.

However, convincing current recreational cannabis users to switch to the regulated market won’t happen quickly. The estimates predict that the great majority of people won’t be able to purchase marijuana from licensed merchants until 2030. Minnesota lifted its prohibition on cannabis last month, following Governor Tim Waltz’s signing of a bill legalizing recreational cannabis in the state. Starting August 1, 2023, adults aged 21 years and older will be permitted to possess up to two ounces of marijuana in public places. The legislation also permits persons aged 21 and older to cultivate a small amount of cannabis in their homes as well as possess up to two pounds of marijuana in private residences.

It also makes it legal for businesses to produce and sell cannabis, and it also permits the sale of recreational marijuana under certain conditions, subject to regulations developed and approved by the marijuana management office, a newly established state agency. The new organization will also control hemp-derived cannabis goods and medical marijuana.

According to Minnesota Public News, state authorities have set a goal date of May 2024 for when they will start accepting applications for recreational marijuana retail stores. Thereafter, sales are expected to begin in January 2025. Once regulated sales of recreational cannabis commence, adults will have the freedom to purchase eight grams of marijuana concentrate and edible products containing a maximum of 800mg of THC.

When this marijuana market opens and takes off, many opportunities could open up for many enterprises, including those that operate similar to Advanced Container Technologies Inc. (OTC: ACTX), supporting marijuana companies but not directly dealing with marijuana products.

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