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Marijuana Legalization in Minnesota: the Right Way

Is it time for marijuana legalization in Minnesota? Opposing legalization is now political suicide Opposing marijuana legalization for responsible adult use is now political suicide.  That might surprise some.  But much has changed. Recently Gallup reported its polling on the issue:  “Sixty-six percent of Americans now support legalizing marijuana.” Democracy?  Bipartisan Majorities And support is bipartisan.  More Democrats… Read More »Marijuana Legalization in Minnesota: the Right Way

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How to Avoid a Marijuana Arrest in a Car in Minnesota: Nine Tips

The other day I was talking to a prosecutor.  And I told him that we needed to keep my client’s public record clean.  “We don’t want words like ‘marijuana,’ ‘drug paraphernalia,’ and ‘criminal conviction’ there.”  And he mischievously said, “You know how he could avoid all that, don’t you?  Don’t get caught.” He was joking, but like many jokes there… Read More »How to Avoid a Marijuana Arrest in a Car in Minnesota: Nine Tips

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Felony doesn’t always impair Minnesota gun rights

A Minnesota felony doesn’t always impair gun rights.  But many still believe that “any Minnesota felony conviction will mean a lifetime loss of gun rights.”  That’s wrong. When felony probation ends, Minnesota law automatically restores gun rights, with other civil rights. At least, this is the general rule of Minnesota law.  We discuss exceptions to that general rule below. The Right to Firearms The right… Read More »Felony doesn’t always impair Minnesota gun rights

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The Myth of Marijuana DUI vs. Science

Driving under the influence of marijuana is already a crime in Minnesota.  And that will not change when Minnesota legalizes marijuana.  marijuana DUI will still be a crime. Unfortunately, some opponents of legalization use false beliefs, disproven by law-enforcement funded scientific research, to argue against legalization. So some promote fear that legalization will equate to more marijuana DUI cases.  And their unstated… Read More »The Myth of Marijuana DUI vs. Science