Hemp Trade Group sounds the alarm over Minnesota court ruling


By Katryna Perera (September 22, 2021, 8:54 p.m. EDT) – A hemp trade group has warned that a recent Minnesota appeal decision could devastate the local hemp industry over its ruling that liquids derived hemp containing traces of THC, the psychoactive ingredient found in marijuana, are controlled substances.

In a decision filed on September 13, Minnesota Court of Appeals Judge Matthew E. Johnson upheld a drug conviction based on evidence of an unspecified amount of THC in vape liquid.

The case, Minnesota v. Loveless, resulted from a 2019 drug seizure in which Jason Loveless was arrested by state soldiers, in part for possession of a controlled substance. According to…

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