Sadly, there has been a long history of racial disparities in the criminal justice system here in the United States. Recent years have seen some of these disparities begin to shrink. Prison admission and arrest rates are down among black individuals.
While marijuana is still illegal at the federal level, many states have legalized the drug for medical purposes. Minnesota is among these states. The state legislature approved the legalization of medical marijuana in 2014, and the state's medical marijuana program started the following year.
The recent health concerns related to vaping have had many effects. This includes an increased focus by law enforcement on a certain class of drug crimes. Specifically, police have recently been upping their investigatory and enforcement efforts against illegal THC-laced vaping cartridges. It is thought such cartridges may be connected to the recent mysterious lung illness that has arisen in connection to vaping.
Recent years have seen a lot of changes in both policies and public opinion regarding marijuana here in the U.S. Given this, one might wonder if Minnesota has seen any notable shifts in how common it is for people to face arrest and major consequences in relation to pot over this time. Statistics cited in a Star Tribune article from earlier this year shed some light on this.
With summer coming to an end and Labor Day weekend approaching, the next couple of weeks may be ones full of festivities for many Minnesotans. However, in the midst of all this fun, it is very important for individuals to be careful about how they act on the road. Missteps could lead to serious consequences, such as being accused of drunk driving.
Many Minnesota residents, particularly young people, struggle with substance abuse issues. Currently, our country is facing an opiate epidemic. Synthetic drugs are also often easily obtainable for drug users. And the use of drugs such as heroin, cocaine, and marijuana continues.
What police can and can’t do during investigations is a critical issue. It touches on a wide range of things, from the fairness of the justice system to people’s rights. In recent years, new technologies have raised all kinds of new questions when it comes to this issue.
Fines and fees are incredibly common penalties in the criminal justice system. They are issued in relation to a wide range of crimes, from DUI, to drug violations, to violent offenses.
Recent years have seen an influx of meth coming into Minnesota. Some officials are saying that the state is experiencing a crisis when it comes to this drug.
Being accused of drug crimes can sometimes leave a person facing felony charges. The stakes are very high in such cases. Given this, skilled defense guidance is a critical thing for a person to have when facing such allegations.