Albert Lea police, health officials inspect local cannabis retailers after complaints of illegal products

Published 4:12 pm Friday, March 15, 2024

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The Albert Lea Police Department and Minnesota Department of Health recently inspected local cannabis retailers after receiving complaints that several were selling illegal cannabis products.

A news release states the Police Department and Health Department inspected 12 businesses and made corrections at eight during checks on Tuesday and Wednesday.

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).

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Corrections made included removing or destroying illegal products, correcting labels and moving products behind counters or other barriers.

The released stated no citations were issued because business owners were cooperative in taking corrective actions.

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

The release reminded businesses that they need both a state permit and a local license for selling cannabis products.

For more information, visit the health department website: