La Crescent liquor store sees $700 to $800 boost in sales in week under new Minnesota THC law

Law allows sales of some THC-laced edibles and drinks

LA CRESCENT, Minn. (WKBT) — One type of edible containing THC legalized under a new Minnesota law propelled sales of about $700 to $800 in the past week at La Crescent Wine and Spirit.

“I think we’ve had a really good showing,” said Lys Amlaw Swift, a longtime employee at the store.

The new Minnesota law, which went into effect July 1, allows the sale of certain edibles and beverages containing THC — the substance in marijuana that produces the high.

The law allows for the sale of edibles and drinks containing up to 5 milligrams of hemp-derived THC per serving and up to 50 milligrams per package.

After the law went into effect, there was an influx of calls to La Crescent Wine and Spirit about products containing THC, Amlaw Swift said.

“I suppose people were just kind of calling around to see who had them,” she said.

Under the law, THC products sold in Minnesota can’t look like candy or other products marketed to children.

But many THC products are packaged as gummies, making it unclear how the law will be enforced.

Some are concerned that the products containing THC will be too potent for consumers.

John Nebeck said he hopes the state of Minnesota regulates the volume of sales in some capacity.

“If it’s going to be sold, I’d assume to have it sold through the state and someone that’s controlling the strength,” Nebeck said.

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