I often get calls from people who are confused as to why they are being charged criminally with a felony or gross misdemeanor because they had a small amount of resinous marijuana (wax, hash, THC edibles, dabs, butter, etc.). The confusion stems from Minnesota decriminalizing the possession of small amounts of marijuana (less than 42.5 grams, or about 1.5 ounces). What that means is that, as long as the marijuana is not in a motor vehicle, the possession of less than 42.5 grams is a petty misdemeanor, a similar offense level as a speeding ticket. However, the processed, resinous form of marijuana is not considered a “small amount” under Minnesota law. Therefore, if you are found in possession of any amount of processed marijuana, it is a crime (a gross misdemeanor if less than .025 grams or one dose, or a felony if over 0.25 grams or more than one dose).
Read more about marijuana possession laws in Minnesota here.