Minnesota’s Office of Cannabis Management (OCM) has opened a fourth survey seeking public input on how the state’s forthcoming commercial marijuana market should function, asking for opinions around packaging and labeling as well as the state’s system for cannabis tracking, inventory and verification.
Already the agency has solicited input on issues such as cultivation, processing and manufacturing; pesticides, fertilizers and environmental controls; and retail cannabis operations and sanitary standards.
OCM was initially planning to circulate a total of five surveys on marijuana consumer and industry topics, with the aim of informing rulemaking under the state’s legalization law enacted last year. But regulators recently announced the addition of sixth and seventh surveys, which will extend into February. The remaining surveys focus on business licensing and social equity, laboratory standards and edible products as well as medical cannabis and the patient registry program.
The deadline for the current survey, which opened late last month, is Friday, January 12.
As in past surveys, questions 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?” The form allows additional space for general feedback. Providing contact information is voluntary. The survey also has a section for respondents to insert links to reference…