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New Minnesota Definition of Hemp changes Hemp-CBD Oil legality

The 2019 Minnesota legislature amended the definition of hemp, a legal category of the cannabis plant.  And the new law changes the legal status of Hemp-CBD products.

Before the amendment, as long as the source was a hemp plant, THC was legal in any amount, at any concentration level.

That’s why the early 2019 criminal charges for sale and possession against Lanesboro, Minnesota hemp farmer Luis Hummel should be dismissed, if they haven’t been already.

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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.

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Minnesota’s Incomplete Marijuana Decriminalization – Resinous Form Exception

Though a small amount of marijuana in its plant form is decriminalized; any amount – even a small amount – of hashish, hash oil, cannabis wax, or a similar “resinous form of marijuana” can be charged as a felony crime under current Minnesota law. There is no rational basis to treat a person with the resinous form as a felon, while a person with the plant-form is not a criminal at all. The law should be updated to reflect current Minnesota public policy favoring the resinious form of marijuana, by treating small amounts of all forms of marijuana the same.