As Minnesota marijuana regulators continue to gather input about how the forthcoming commercial market should function, the state Office of Cannabis Management (OCM) has opened a public third survey, asking for opinions around retail cannabis operations and sanitary standards within the industry.
OCM was initially planning to circulate a total of five surveys on marijuana consumer and industry topics through next month, with the aim of informing rulemaking under the state’s legalization law enacted earlier this year. Already the agency has solicited input on issues such as cultivation, processing and manufacturing as well as pesticides, fertilizers and environmental controls.
Forthcoming surveys span topics including packaging and labeling, business licensing and social equity. Regulators also recently announced a sixth survey, which will run from the end of January into early February, focused on laboratory standards and edible products.
The deadline for the current third survey, which opened earlier this month and “covers retail business operations; retail sanitary standards (facilities and handling); and expedited complaint process for local governments,” closes December 28, according to an OCM email.
Questions in the survey are mostly open-ended, such as “What opportunities exist for your selected area of interest?” and “What is most important for the rulemaking body to know and understand about this area?” It allows additional space for general…