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Minnesota Supreme Court Ruling Regarding Major Party Status

May 10, 2024

SAINT PAUL – On May 10, 2024, the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled that the Legal Marijuana Now Party did not meet the requirements to be a major political party. Following this decision, the Legal Marijuana Now Party will need to file a notice to the Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State that it met the requirements to be listed as a minor political party.

Legal Marijuana Now candidates may still appear on the ballot on the November 5, 2024 General Election if they collect the necessary amount of petition signatures: 2,000 for statewide races, 1,000 for congressional races, and 500 for legislative races. Signatures must be collected during the candidate filing period between May 21 and June 4 for all contests except for President and Vice-President, which can be collected until August 30.