Things You Need to Know about Medical Cannabis and CBD Regulation in MN

Event Description

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Co-Sponsored by the MSBA Health Law Section and Food Drug & Device Law Section.

For the month of February 2021, we are partnering with Second Harvest Heartland to combat hunger and health disparities across our Minnesota communities! All registration fees* for February’s presentation will be donated to Second Harvest HEARTLAND’s Hunger & Health Initiative. Additionally, both the Health Law and Food Drug & Device Law Sections will be contributing $1,000 each. If you would like to learn more about Second Harvest or to get involved, please check out their website here . Thank you for making a difference with us!

The CLE webinar is a reschedule from last spring and will be remotely presented live via Zoom.Currently, all bar association programming is REMOTE-ONLY participation. There will be NO in-person attendance until further notice.  

Webinar Description:

An overview of Minnesota’s medical cannabis program will be provided and include who is eligible, how to register, what conditions qualify, and what medications are available. The State Health Dept. Director at the Office of Medical Cannabis, Chris Tholkes, will also provide updates on patient experience with the program, and patient and provider participation data. Lastly, Chris will set the stage for the current landscape in Minnesota around cannabis and what the future may hold for the program. Presenter Ranelle Leier will discuss the current state of FDA regulation of dietary supplements and conventional food products containing cannabis and cannabis-derived compounds, including cannabidiol (CBD).  Ranelle will also discuss the State of Minnesota’s recent law regarding the sale of certain CBD products.  


Chris Tholkes, Director at the Office of Medical Cannabis | Minnesota State Department of Health
Ranelle Leier, Partner | Fox Rothschild LLP 

CLE Credits:

1.0 Standard CLE Credit | Event code: 343942             

Remote Participation: 

Webcast and/or phone participation is available. Attendees will have the option to view online and/or dial-in. Please indicate your remote option for dial-in when registering.  Instructions will be sent via e-mail a day prior to the program.


Health Law and/or Food Drug & Device Law Section Members: $15.00
MSBA Members NOT in either Sections: $20.00
Non-MSBA Members: $30.00
Law Students: Free
New Admittees (attorneys admitted after 1/1/20):  Free

Deadline to Register: February 17, 2021

Join the Health Law Sectionand/or the Food Drug & Device Law Section: MSBA members who are not members of the Section can join and attend this CLE for FREE.  Click here to add the section to your membership and then contact the program manager to register for this CLE at no cost.


Due to the pandemic, accounting staff have limited access to the office making the processing of checks difficult. We request that you register online or over the phone by credit card whenever possible. If you need assistance, please contact the program manager. If you must pay by check, please use this registration form.


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The MSBA is committed to creating an inclusive environment in which all members can participate fully. If you need reasonable accommodations to participate in this event, please notify the program manager.  Please provide notification at least 72 hours prior to the meeting to allow sufficient time to make arrangements for accommodations. Thank you.

Program Manager:

Geen Mui

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Friday, February 19, 2021

8:00 AM to 9:00 AM