Courtney Moran

Courtney Moran

Courtney Moran

Board of Directors (current)

Bio

Founding Principal of EARTH Law, LLC and Chief Legislative Strategist for Agricultural Hemp Solutions, LLC, who expertly champions legal policy for hemp agribusiness development. She worked with the offices of Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Mitch McConnell (R-KY) in drafting the Hemp Farming Act of 2018 . Courtney lobbies for the Oregon Industrial Hemp Farmers Association (OIHFA), and she has guided the implementation of hemp programs in South Carolina, Wisconsin, Alaska, and Missouri. Most recently she led the passage of Montana HB 396 authorizing hemp food ingredients as commercial animal feed. Courtney successfully litigated the landmark cases KaB, LLC v USPIS (2018) and RNF, LLC v USPIS, MLB 18-113 (2018) establishing precedent for the shipment of hemp through the US Postal Service. Courtney currently serves as Second Vice Chair on the national NORML Board of Directors, on the Friends of Hemp Board of Directors, on the Oregon State Bar Cannabis Law Section Executive Committee, and the National Hemp Association Standing Committee of Hemp Organizations. Courtney was voted the 2018 Hemp Industries Association Advocate of the Year and awarded as Hemp History Week’s Leading Grassroots Advocate. Courtney was celebrated by Capital Press newspaper as the Western Innovator: Leading the ‘green rush’. In Spring 2022 Courtney will join the Lewis and Clark Law School Faculty teaching Hemp Law & Policy.