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“Defending Marijuana Cases” CLE by Attorney Thomas Gallagher


    On June 15, 2018, Minneapolis Marijuana Attorney, Thomas Gallagher, presented a Continuing Legal Education course: “Defending Marijuana Cases.” He spoke to 200 of the best defense lawyers in Minnesota; at the 33rd Annual Minnesota Society for Criminal Justice DWI Seminar.

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    Topics covered by Attorney Thomas Gallagher included:

    1. Scheduling, both Minnesota and Federal
    2. Medical marijuana issues
    3. Medical necessity defense
    4. Marijuana in a Motor Vehicle defenses
    5. The small amount “resinous form” technical loophole
    6. Auto searches based on claimed odor of marijuana as probable cause
    7. Prolonged detention abuses and remedies
    8. Drug testing; screening vs. lab tests; false positives, proof of identity
    9. Weight issues when defending marijuana cases
    10. Conflicts in law: definitions of marijuana vs. mixture vs. hemp
    11. Unconstitutional presumption of “intent to sell” based on possession
    12. Growing charged as sale even though no sale happened
    13. Circumstantial evidence and “construction possession
    14. Circumstantial evidence isn’t enough unless inconsistent with any rational hypothesis except that of guilt
    15. Passenger vs. driver; mere presence is not enough jury instruction
    16. The right to present a defense
    17. Jury nullification and the rule of lenity, when defending marijuana cases
    18. First Amendment religious freedom defense
    19. DWI-marijuana cases and their defense
    20. Half-life of blood THC
    21. THC vs THC-metabolites
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    Attorney Thomas Gallagher is a frequent presenter of Continuing Legal Education courses on criminal law topics.

    And many know him for his advocacy for the reform of marijuana laws. Attorney Thomas Gallagher writes often on existing marijuana laws as well as proposed legal reforms.

    If you are a lawyer, or a person with a question about defending marijuana cases, call Attorney Thomas Gallagher.

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