In spite of withdrawing from the Attorney General’s race and endorsing the ultimate victor Noah Johnson of the Grassroots-Legalize Cannabis Party received 145759 votes for 5.71% and Michael Ford of the Legal Marijuana Now Party in the State Auditor’s race secured 133938 votes for 5.29%.

Meaning both parties will receive major party status and have the ability to raise money through the Political Contribution Reimbursement program.

If the legislature passes a recreational cannabis bill and Governor-elect Tim Walz (DFL-MN) signs it as he has said he would, then the reason for these party’s existence is moot.