Police department coinFor immediate release
March 15, 2024
Media contact: Albert Lea Detective David Miller at 507-377-5214 or [email protected]

Into compliance: ALPD and health department inspect cannabis retailers

The Albert Lea Police Department (ALPD) and Minnesota Department of Health recently brought several local retailers into compliance with regulations on selling cannabis products. No citations were issued because business owners were cooperative in taking corrective actions.

In response to complaints about Albert Lea retailers selling illegal cannabis products, the ALPD and health department inspected 12 businesses with corrections made at eight from March 12-13. The corrections included removing or destroying illegal products, correcting labels, and moving products behind counters or other barriers.

The intentions of the inspections were to educate business owners, bring their businesses into compliance, and verify if any illegal products were being sold.

Illegal products found included gummies exceeding the state limits on percentage of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol); products containing Delta 10; gummies with HHC (hexahydrocannabinol); and vapes for THC and CBD (cannabidiol).

ALPD reminds businesses that they need both a state permit and a local license for selling cannabis products. For more information, visit the health department website: www.health.state.mn.us/people/cannabis/edibles/index.html.


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