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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Has the time come to remove marijuana from Minnesota’s Schedule 1 of the Minnesota Controlled Substances Act? Here is an explanation of why; and how we can. The Minnesota Controlled Substances Act is Minnesota Statutes Chapter 152. And it is similar to the Federal Controlled Substances Ac, 21 United States Code Sections 801 et seq. After all, they both… Read More »Removing Marijuana from Minnesota’s Schedule 1 Law
Marijuana Grow Cases in Minnesota Prosecutors file marijuana grow charges in both federal and state courts. Marijuana grow defense attorney Thomas Gallagher provides an overview of Minnesota criminal marijuana grow laws. But most marijuana growing prosecutions are in State court, not federal. One reason? If harmful to health at all, marijuana is safer than other… Read More »Marijuana Grow
Identity of the material that the government is claiming is marijuana may be at issue in many cases. If the government is unable to prove that some material is marijuana, it’s resinous form, THC or a marijuana plant, then the accused is not guilty of a marijuana sale or possession crime.
What is the medical necessity defense to a marijuana charge? First, consider that humans have used marijuana, or cannabis, as medicine for thousands of years. For millennia, people used cannabis for relief and treatment of disease. Modern medical research, as well as clinical practice, has proven the efficacy of marijuana. Medical science shows it helps… Read More »Medical Necessity Defense to Marijuana Charges in Minnesota
What to do if seized, searched, arrested, charged with a marijuana crime in Minnesota? Considering the serious, lifelong consequences, it’s essential to have a good lawyer experienced in marijuana defense advising and advocating on your behalf. You’ll want the right lawyer. You deserve the best defense.