marijuana laws in minnesota

Marijuana Legalization Process in Minnesota

In April 2023, the Minnesota House of Representatives passed the recreational marijuana bill in vote of 71-59.

As of May 2023, different versions of the bill are being reconciled by the House and Senate. If legislators agree upon a final version, the bill will go to Minnesota Governor Tim Walz who can sign it into law (which should be relatively straightforward, as Waltz has already expressed his support for the bill).

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Can You Refuse to Give the Police Your Information in the State of Minnesota?

Getting pulled over by the police is a nerve-racking experience. The suddenness and high intensity of the situation might make you forget your rights, if you were even fully aware of them (most people aren’t). For instance, while police officers must identify themselves when pulling someone over, whether you have a legal obligation to give your information to them varies from state to state

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estate planning

End-of-Life Planning: What Should You Have in Place Before You Die?

Thinking about the end of your life may seem overwhelming and frightening, but it may actually provide significant peace of mind, especially if you have dependents or family members who rely on you.

Preparing a comprehensive estate plan can help ensure your wishes are followed when you pass away or become incapacitated. A well-designed estate plan that leverages the right kinds of trusts can also help your family avoid probate and may even prevent some types of taxes from being incurred.

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When Does the State Become the Legal Guardian of a Child? How Can a Family Member Go About Gaining Custody?

While Minnesota doesn’t recognize parental rights as fundamental rights, parents generally have the freedom to have and raise their children according to their own personal beliefs and values. However, if a parent causes their child’s welfare or life to be at stake, the state will intervene and in certain circumstances, terminate their parental rights.

The termination of parental rights can be either voluntary or involuntary depending on the situation.

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