|Courtney N. Moran, LL.M. founding principal of EARTH Law, LLC and chief legislative strategist for Agricultural Hemp Solutions, LLC is the leading expert on U.S. hemp law championing legal policy for sustainable Cannabis hemp agribusiness development. Courtney’s article, Industrial Hemp: Canada Exports, United States Imports was published by the Fordham Environmental Law Review. She successfully lobbies for the Oregon Industrial Hemp Farmers Association passing legislation protecting Oregon hemp agricultural interests. She has also authored, passed, and implemented, or influenced, multiple comprehensive state hemp programs including those in South Carolina, Wisconsin, Alaska, Missouri, and Florida
Courtney successfully litigated the landmark cases KaB, LLC v USPIS, MLB 18-39 (2018) and RNF, LLC v USPIS, MLB 18-113 (2018) establishing precedent for the shipment of hemp, specifically hemp-derived CBD and viable hemp seeds, through the US Postal Service.
Courtney worked closely with the offices of Senator Ron Wyden and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in drafting and negotiating the Hemp Farming Act of 2018 (S. 2667), the language included in the 2018 federal Farm Bill, the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, federally legalizing hemp.
Courtney currently serves on the Oregon State Bar Cannabis Law Section Executive Committee, as Second Vice Chair on the national NORML Board of Directors, on the InterNational Cannabis Bar Association Board of Directors, and on the Friends of Hemp Board of Directors.
Courtney was voted by the HIA membership as the 2018 Hemp Industries Association Advocate of the Year. She was also awarded as Hemp History Week’s Leading Grassroots Advocate. Most recently Courtney was celebrated by Capital Press newspaper as the Western Innovator: Leading the ‘green rush’.