Using or abusing drugs is a difficult habit to break, but it doesn't necessarily make you a bad person. Trying drugs even a single time could result in your getting hooked, and it's important for people to realize the damage it has already done.
If you enjoy smoking marijuana, you probably already know that it's not legal in Minnesota. Recreationally using marijuana is only legal in a few states, but that doesn't mean you won't face charges if you buy, sell or possess marijuana in Minnesota.
If you're entitled to public assistance, you might receive benefits like compensation from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or direct cash assistance. To obtain these benefits you have to go before a social worker and discuss your case. Making any false claims during that visit could result in a charge for welfare fraud if your obtain benefits you don't deserve because of them.
If you have to face a murder charge, the last one you want to see come up is a first-degree charge. This is the most severe and can result in heavy penalties. Instead, if you can work to have the charge reduced to a second-degree murder charge, you'll face lower penalties and potentially have a better chance of defending yourself.
Minnesota passed a medical marijuana law in 2014. Other states continue to legalize marijuana for adult recreational use. More and more people believe that using or even growing one's own marijuana should not be a crime. The law regarding growing marijuana has not changed, and it remains a crime in Minnesota, even for those with a medical marijuana recommendation.
Drug charges come in many shapes and sizes, but they all have the power to derail your life. While Minnesota does allow for medical marijuana usage under certain circumstances, the penalties for drug convictions remain fairly stiff, even for relatively minor offenses.