Courtney N. Moran LL.M. Founding Principal, Cannabis Hemp Counselor and Attorney at Law
Admitted to Practice in Oregon, Wisconsin and Minnesota
Courtney N. Moran, LL.M. founding principal of EARTH Law, LLC and chief legislative strategist for Agricultural Hemp Solutions, LLC expertly champions legal policy for hemp agribusiness success. Courtney’s passion and her forward-thinking leadership have carved pathways making hemp an accessible agricultural commodity. She litigated the landmark case KaB, LLC v USPIS, MLB 18-39 (2018) establishing the precedent for the shipment of hemp through the US Postal Service. Courtney played a key role in drafting and negotiating the language included in the 2018 Farm Bill federally legalizing hemp. Her extensive knowledge of Hemp Law continues to position her clients at an advantage in the marketplace.
Board of Directors
In the Spring of 2015 Courtney’s article, Industrial Hemp: Canada Exports, United States Imports was published in the Fordham Environmental Law Review.
Adjunct Professor of Law: Hemp Law and Policy, Lewis and Clark Law School- Spring 2022
Adjunct Faculty: The Business of CBD, Oaksterdam University- Fall 2021 -Present
Continuing Legal Education Courses
Cannabis Hemp Law, History and Policy at the 2016 NORML Aspen Legal Seminar in June 2016,
2017 NORML Key West Legal Seminar in December 2017
CanBar Association Cannabis Law Sessions in New Orleans in May 2018
Oregon State Bar Cannabis Law Section Luncheon in June 2018
Michigan State Bar Marijuana Law Section Annual Conference in October 2018
INCBA Cannabis Law Institute New York, 2019
OSB CLS CLI 2019
OCB CLS CLI 2020
OSB CLS CLI 2021
OSB CLS CLI 2022
INCBA Hemp Law 101 June 2021
New Hampshire Law School- Aug 2020
Cornell University- Nov. 2020, Nov. 2021
Willamette Law School- Jan 2021, Feb 2022
Lewis & Clark Law School- Oct 2021, Nov. 2021
Expert Hemp Testimony
Courtney has testified on proposed industrial hemp legislation before multiple legislative committees, and state agencies including the Oregon Department of Agriculture, the Oregon Health Authority, the Oregon Liquor and Cannabis Commission, Oregon HB 3000/SB1564 Taskforce on Cannabis Derived Intoxicants and Illegal Cannabis Production, Missouri Legislature, Wisconsin Legislature, Alaska Legislature, and the Montana Legislature.
Hemp History Week
Courtney N. Moran, LL.M. developed, organized and presented educational industrial hemp conferences during the 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th Annual Hemp History Weeks.
Courtney N. Moran, LL.M. grew up in Colgate, Wisconsin and was valedictorian of Germantown High School. She attended Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and earned a Bachelor of Arts in History, with a minor in Biology.
She earned her Juris Doctorate from St. Thomas University in Minneapolis, Minnesota. During law school, Courtney interned for Keith Stroup at NORML (National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws) a non-profit organization in Washington, D.C.
In the spring of 2013, she completed the world’s first industrial hemp university course, offered at Oregon State University.
In January 2014, Courtney graduated magna cum laude from Lewis and Clark Law School with a Master of Laws in Environmental and Natural Resources Law, with an emphasis in Industrial Hemp Law. During her LL.M. program, Courtney participated in and provided legal support for AOSIS at the United Nations FCCC COP 19 in Warsaw, Poland.
OSU Master Gardener Volunteer
Courtney became a certified Oregon State University Master Gardener Volunteer in November 2016.