Now that marijuana has been legalized in Minnesota, it’s important to remember the laws surrounding its possession, use, and transportation. While it is now legal to transport certain amounts of marijuana in your vehicle, the law restricts where you can store it. The Minnesota Supreme Court has ruled the odor of marijuana is not enough for an officer to search...
Today the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled that the odor of marijuana in a motor vehicle by itself, does not allow police to search the vehicle. In State v. Torgeson,Mr. Torgeson was stopped by the police for having improper lighting on his vehicle. When the police spoke with Mr. Torgeson they detected the odor of burnt marijuana. Mr. Torgeson and his...
Minnesota Governor Tim Walz just signed the legislature’s HF100 bill legalizing the recreational use of marijuana in Minnesota. Beginning August 1, adults over the age of 21 may possess up to two ounces of cannabis flower in a public place, and up to two pounds of cannabis flower in an individual’s private residence. One may possess up to eight grams...
The 2023 legislative session was a busy one for Minnesota’s elected officials. The DFL-controlled House and Senate passed many bills tweaking old laws and adding brand new ones. Here are some of the most important things to know about the new criminal bills passed by the legislature: Cannabis This year Minnesota became the 23rd state to legalize recreational marijuana...
As fans of The Office will recall, Jim Halpert once attempted to convince Dwight Schrute that Marijuana is a memory loss drug, meaning it erases your memories. If Jim was telling the truth and being honest with Dwight (a big “if”, we know) then it would make sense you forgot there was marijuana in your motor vehicle. Even if marijuana...
You were recently pulled over for a minor traffic violation. The officer walked up to your vehicle, stated they smelled the odor of marijuana and asked if you had been smoking. You responded that you hadn’t. The officer asked if you have any marijuana on you and you again responded in the negative. The officer then asked if you could...
The debate over legalizing recreational marijuana is coming to Minnesota. The Minnesota House of Representatives indicated they may take up the issue of marijuana this year, focusing on: broadening the medical marijuana program, reforming criminal justice to lessen penalties for nonviolent drug offenders, and “highly regulated” legalization of recreational use marijuana, in that order of priority. There is also potential...
Yes! Wax is a concentrated version of marijuana made from a butane extraction. The higher levels of Tetrahydrocannabinols (THC) content make it more potent than traditional marijuana and lead to intense highs, all without creating an odor. Possession of weed or marijuana (the dried green, leafy buds) up to 42.5 grams is only a petty misdemeanor in Minnesota. However, possession...
“I’m just smoking weed tonight, I’ll be your designated driver.” Perhaps you or a friend has said this before. The problem is that one can still get a DWI if he or she is smoking weed, even without drinking a drop of alcohol. In Minnesota, marijuana is an illegal controlled substance without a medical prescription. But in order to be...
A limited license, otherwise commonly known as a “work permit,” is an option for people to drive who have had their privileges withdrawn. Faced with the prospect of not being able to drive for an extended period of time, a limited license is a great option for a lot of people. Limited licenses may be issued to those who had...
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