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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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How to Avoid a Marijuana Arrest in a Car in Minnesota: Top Nine Tips

Like Paul Simon’s song “50 ways to leave your lover,” there are at least fifty ways to tell a police officer that you do not consent to any searches.  Make an excuse if you like: “I’m late, for a very important date.”  But no excuse is necessary.  You should not offer any justification for refusing a search.  Be confident and politely insistent. It’s your legal right to be secure from searches and seizures by police unless they have a search warrant or an exception to the warrant requirement. 

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Thomas Gallagher Elected Chair of Minnesota NORML Board of Directors

On September 16, 2017 the Board of Directors of Minnesota NORML elected Thomas C. Gallagher to the position of Chair of the Board.  Gallagher is a Minneapolis Criminal Lawyer who twice campaigned for election as a Representative in the Minnesota House in District 61B (incumbent Paul Thissen) in 2014 and 2016.  He was the endorsed candidate of Republican Party of Minnesota in both election cycles.