For DUI marijuana investigations, the usual DUI investigation is a bit different. Almost always, it begins with the police claim of an odor of marijuana. Then, the police ask questions about marijuana. Then, they search the driver and the car if they can.
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It may be worth hiring a good defense lawyer to avoid a public “marijuana in a motor vehicle” criminal conviction, as well as the driver’s license record and revocation that would follow.
Defending a marijuana possession case means helping the jury understand how the prosecuting attorney has failed to prove the elements of the crime claimed beyond all reasonable doubt. Sometimes we can also assert what are termed affirmative defenses as well.
Question about a Minnesota marijuana possession case? You can call Minneapolis Marijuana Lawyer Thomas C. Gallagher at 612 333-1500 for your personal consult.
Most of marijuana sales prosecutions result from police “controlled buys.” Police controlled-buy stings In a controlled-buy, police have an informant working for them. The police-informant has made arrangements to buy marijuana from a person selling. Police then meet in a nearby staging location ahead of time, for a final huddle. All the police officers involved as… Read More »Marijuana Sale Felony
Is medical marijuana legal in Minnesota?
Sometimes. Medical marijuana is legal in Minnesota within the limits of Minnesota Statutes, as administered by the Minnesota Department of Health. And, some is available like any prescription at a pharmacy (Epidiolex, Marinol). Otherwise, marijuana is still generally a crime, even if used for medical treatment.
Medical marijuana, or cannabis, includes the plant, active cannabinoids THC and CBD, and concentrates made from the marijuana plant. And though CBD can be sourced from industrial hemp, the marijuana plant is a better source.
“In Minnesota, marijuana is either not a crime, or is felony – unless in a car or 1/4 gram or more in resinous form.”