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Minnesota allows both medical and recreational cannabis use. Employment discrimination based on an individual’s status as a patient enrolled in the registry program or a positive drug test for cannabis components or metabolites is generally prohibited, with some exceptions for safety-sensitive positions.

Legal Status: Yes, medical and recreational

Protections for Medicinal Users & Exceptions:

Employers may not discriminate against individuals based on their status as patients enrolled in the registry program or positive drug tests, unless certain exceptions apply, such as safety-sensitive positions or federal law/regulations.

Protections for Recreational Users & Exceptions:


Restrictions on Testing for Cannabis:

Employers may conduct pre-employment cannabis tests for specific positions and have the right to test employees under certain circumstances.


Employers can enforce policies related to cannabis use in the workplace and may take actions based on specific circumstances.