Where are you allowed to use cannabis in Minneapolis?
Cannabis can be used by people 21 and older on private property that is not accessible to the public (if permitted by the owner), private residences and at places with approved licenses or an event permit (however, no licenses or event permits are available at this time). Smoking or vaping cannabis is allowed outside anywhere it isn’t prohibited by the Minnesota Clean Indoor Air Act, such as in a park, on a sidewalk or outside a restaurant or bar, unless the City of Minneapolis passes an ordinance prohibiting it. The Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board expects its ban on tobacco use in parks to apply to cannabis products, but the board may decide at a later point to clarify that point.
The Minnesota Clean Indoor Air Act bans smoking or vaping tobacco and cannabis products in indoor public places, including bars, restaurants, offices, stores and health clinics.
Cannabis cannot be used or possessed in the following locations:
- Public school or charter schools and school buses
- State correctional facilities
- In a location where the smoke, aerosol or vapor of a cannabis product could be inhaled by a minor
- On federal property (such as courthouses, airports and national parks)
Starting in March 2025, smoking and vaping of cannabis is prohibited in multifamily housing building units, including on apartment balconies and patios, except for registered medical cannabis patients. Until then, the law lets property managers decide whether to allow or prohibit smoking in units.