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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

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      Minnesota’s Incomplete Marijuana Decriminalization – Resinous Form Exception

        1970s partial decriminalization of marijuana; the loophole In 1976, Minnesota decriminalized possession of a “small amount” of marijuana. Or did it?  Minnesota has only partially decriminalized a small amount of marijuana. Why partially? Minnesota’s decrim law applies to plant-form only.  But the law left a loophole for “the resinous form of marijuana,” still a felony.  And the “resinous form” comes in many forms, under many names.  These… Read More »Minnesota’s Incomplete Marijuana Decriminalization – Resinous Form Exception

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