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CBD, Hemp & Law in Minnesota

Is CBD legal in Minnesota?
It’s complicated, but the answers are here.  If CBD is truly sourced from hemp, it’s legal under Minnesota law; and a federal law prohibits money being spent on federal prosecution of people with state legal hemp CBD.  Here is the breakdown, with the related Minnesota and Federal laws.  
Here is the big problem. People want to be able use CBD products for health and wellness support. There is little to no objection to CBD itself, as CBD, because it has no intoxicating effects, has no euphoric effect, unlike alcohol and other intoxicants. But, the best CBD comes from “marijuana” not hemp, as legally defined under the federal and Minnesota legal definitions.

CBD from legal hemp is currently legal. But CBD from illegal marijuana is currently illegal. It’s the source that makes it legal or not, in 2018.

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Less Than One-Quarter Gram Possession Gross Misdemeanor Crime < Minnesota Laws 2016

The 2016 Minnesota Legislature made some changes to Minnesota “Controlled Substance” crime laws, effective August 1, 2016. One of those created a new Gross Misdemeanor level crime for certain “controlled substance” possession crimes, for less than 0.25 grams or one dosage unit or less – but only for a person “who has not been previously convicted of a violation of this chapter or a similar offense in another jurisdiction; and only for possession of “controlled substances” other than heroin.

Medical Marijuana: Minnesota Stalls Inclusion of Intractable Pain

According to a recent Associated Press article No quick decision on medical marijuana for pain Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton’s Commissioner of Health has decided to postpone adding Intractable Pain to Minnesota’s new, legal medical marijuana program.  Apparently, Dayton administration officials are setting expectations at the delay being potentially for years.  The reason they cite is their fear that …

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Legislative Update: The Minnesota Bong Water Crime Case

Will Minnesota lawmakers heed the call of the Minnesota Supreme Court and public outrage and undo the “Minnesota Bong Water Case?”

A Bill has been introduced in the Minnesota House, H.F. No. 2757, to amend Minnesota Statutes section 152.01, subdivision 9a, to read:

Subd. 9a. Mixture. “Mixture” means a preparation, compound, mixture, or substance containing a controlled substance, regardless of where purity is relevant only when weighing the residue of a controlled substance.

If adopted into law, this would bring back proportionality of the severity of a drug crime to quantity.