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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

Less Than One-Quarter Gram Possession Gross Misdemeanor Crime

One quarter gram marijuana oil threshold Quarter gram marijuana oil:  The Minnesota Legislature made some changes to Minnesota “Controlled Substance” laws, effective August 1, 2016.  One change created a Gross Misdemeanor for some “controlled substance” possession, for less than 0.25 grams or one dosage unit. Limitations Limited to first-timers: This law only applies to a person “not …… Read More »Less Than One-Quarter Gram Possession Gross Misdemeanor Crime