The Cold Shoulder of Loveless - turning its back on law-abiding industrial hemp and CBD businesses

Event Description

Online registration is now closed. If you would still like to join, email by 11:00 AM on January 26.

Join this panel presentation to learn about the Loveless a/k/a “leafy green” decision, the critical legal issues involved and their far-reaching impact on the Minnesota industrial hemp and retail CBD industries, including the potentially significant adverse economic fallout. You will also learn about efforts to curtail these impacts via an appeal of Loveless to the Minnesota Supreme Court and potential legislation from attorneys, an author of corrective legislation, and an industry CEO.


Senator Karla Bigham | Minnesota State Senate, District 54

Representative Aisha Gomez | Minnesota House of Representatives, District 62B

Steven Brown | CEO, Nothing But Hemp

Cathryn Middlebrook | MN Public Defenders Office (representing Mr. Loveless)

Jeff O’Brien | Attorney, MN Industrial Hemp Association

Moderator: Susan Burns | S Burns Legal PLLC


CLE Credits:

1.0 Standard CLE Credits | Event Code: 440962


Agricultural and Rural Law Section Member: Free
Non-Section Members: $10
Non-MSBA Members: $20
Law Student: Free

Remote Participation: Remote instructions will be emailed to you the day prior to the event.

Payments:  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.

Cancellations: Need to cancel? Please see our cancellation policy.

Accommodations: 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:
Kayla Erbach



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Wednesday, January 26, 2022

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Live Webinar via Zoom