February 13

“Possession” of Drugs Does not Mean Drugs in Your System

A driver can be charged with a DWI involving drugs. Minn. Stat. § 169A.20, subdiv. 1 states: Driving while impaired crime; motor vehicle. It is a crime for any person to drive, operate, or be in physical control of any motor vehicle, as defined in section 169A.03, subdivision 15, except for motorboats in operation and…

February 13

War on Drugs: Is It Worth It?

Our office has handled many drug cases. We’ve handled everything from simple possession of marijuana (sometimes a petty misdemeanor, sometimes a felony) to huge drug conspiracies. See some of our drug cases: State v. BVD, State v. MR, State v. TJ, State v. AM, State v. JHS, State v. G, State v. O, State v….

January 7

The Changing Drug Law

Medical marijuana is legal in 18 states and D.C. (https://medicalmarijuana.procon.org/view.resource.php?resourceID=000881) With this past election, Colorado and Washington have now legalized recreational marijuana. The federal government has some things to say about that—marijuana is still a Schedule I illegal drug. Minnesota, however, has run in the other direction, making synthetic marijuana illegal. In Minnesota, most drug…