Four Changes to Minnesota’s Current Hemp Law in the Cannabis Legalization Legislation

The adult-use cannabis legalization legislation has everyone in the industry excited for the future – whether it is undoing damage from the War on Drugs with expungements, or the creation of an adult-use recreational cannabis industry. While the state gears up to accomplish those tasks, the cannabis legislation will make significant changes to the current […]

Products Containing THCa Remain Illegal under Minnesota Law

With potential adult-use cannabis legalization around the corner, people are naturally excited and eager to start dispensary-like retail shops even before the legislation has passed Minnesota’s legislature. One trend we see more is retailers selling cannabis flower containing high levels of the cannabinoid tetrahydrocannabinolic acid (THCa), which is the precursor to more commonly known cannabinoid […]

Minnesota Passes Major Changes to Laws Regarding Cannabis Products

Governor Walz signed a bill passed by the Minnesota legislature that significantly affects the type of cannabis products that may be sold in the state. The bill was crafted to resolve major issues in Minnesota’s hemp industry but also creates a barrier for the sale of certain cannabis products which are very popular with Minnesotans. […]

Attorney Spotlight: Carol Moss

In what area of law do you practice and why did you choose this? I originally chose litigation, because I’ve always been in awe of the skills needed to be successful in this area. As I experienced more, I realized working towards and reaching a resolution of disputes to be just as rewarding. What did […]

Minnesota Department of Agriculture Provides New Information about Expected Hemp Processor Inspections at Annual Forum

During its annual hemp forum held earlier today, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (“MDA”) provided new information regarding the upcoming inspections of licensed hemp processors. This is the first time MDA will begin inspecting hemp processors’ premises since the creation of Minnesota’s hemp program. Anyone converting raw hemp into products must obtain a hemp license […]

The Loveless Loophole Affecting Minnesota’s Cannabis/Hemp Industry and How to Close It

Update: On December 14, 2021, the Minnesota Supreme Court granted Loveless’s petition to review his conviction for possession of a controlled-substance based on THC in liquid form. This is huge news for Minnesota’s hemp and cannabis industry, but it does not signal the end of the Loveless loophole. While the Supreme Court could reverse the […]

WEBINAR REPLAY: Cannabusiness Growth Series

Ms. Jane Accounting, Hellmuth & Johnson, and Blunt Strategies have collaborated to bring you the Cannabusiness Growth Series — three free webinars to round out the final quarter of 2021, aimed at helping your start or expand your cannabusiness with help of cannabis industry experts. Each session will tackle two topics focused on the cannabis […]

MN Department of Agriculture Passes Administrative Rule Regarding Growers’ Culpability with Hot Hemp

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (“MDA”) recently announced certain temporary administrative rules involving industrial hemp have been adopted through an expedited rulemaking process in order to bring the state’s Industrial Hemp Program in line with the plan recently approved by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The temporary administrative rules clarify various issues specifically addresses the […]