Rob Doar testifies about HF100 in MN House Judiciary
A bill introduced in the Minnesota Legislature at the beginning of the 2023 legislative session, HF100) legalizes recreational cannabis and provides an avenue for the expungement of crimes. While many rights are restored automatically, the right to possess firearms is subject to the approval of the yet-to-exist “Cannabis Expungement Board.”
VP of the Minnesota Gun Owners Caucus Rob Doar represents the Caucus’ position that the rights secured by the Second Amendment should not be treated as a second-class right. Any expungement that includes the restoration of rights for those convicted of non-violent cannabis-related crimes (without a weapon) should also include the presumed restoration of firearm rights.
This bill establishes a regulatory framework for adult-use cannabis and lower-dose cannabinoid products, moves the medical cannabis program under the newly created Office of Cannabis Management, establishes taxes on adult-use
cannabis, creates grants to assist individuals entering into the legal cannabis market, amends criminal penalties, provides for expungement and resentencing of certain convictions, provides for temporary regulation of hemp-derived edible cannabinoid products, reschedules marijuana, and appropriates money.