(St. Paul, MN) — Minnesota is now the 23rd state in the nation to legalize recreational marijuana. Governor Tim Walz signed the bill into law on Tuesday. It allows people 21-and-older to have up to two pounds of cannabis at home. It also expunges the sentences of residents convicted of low-level marijuana crimes. The new law takes effect on August 1st. Lawmakers say it will take over a year for the state to issue licenses for selling the drug.