Missouri Marijuana Laws

Missouri Marijuana Laws

Historical Context In order to understand the present state of marijuana laws in Missouri it is helpful to know a little bit about the history of its regulation and criminalization in our country. Prior to the 20th century the use and sale of marijuana was completely unregulated in the United States. In 1911 Massachusetts became …

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Missouri Motorcycle Laws

While motorcycles are relatively inexpensive, convenient, and entertaining mode of transportation, they can result in a serious injury or death if used improperly. If you’re operating a motorcycle, it’s critical to follow all local, state, and federal laws as well as common sense safety precautions. Use our guide from attorney Gonzalo Fernandez to understand Missouri …

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Missouri Abandoned Property Laws

When a tenant vacates a rental property, the landlord may find personal property left behind in the unit — despite instructions to leave it empty. This leaves landlords in a difficult position, wondering if they should dispose of these items or notify the tenant. During these situations, it’s important to understand and follow local and …

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A Comprehensive Guide to Mask Mandates in Missouri

The coronavirus global pandemic has transformed the way we live our lives, making social distancing, working from home, and wearing a mask the norm. According to the CDC, wearing a mask out in public can protect you and your community by preventing COVID-19 respiratory droplets from traveling into the air and infecting others – especially …

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The Curious Case of the Exploding Hand Sanitizer Bottle

COVID-19 has provided us with an endless source of new anxieties and things to worry about: Crowds, indoor spaces, touching door handles, sharing guacamole, elevator buttons, and of course, the sound of coughing. Allow me to add one more item to your list:  Hand Sanitizer. What Dangers Do I Need to Know About? Hand sanitizers …

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Truck Accident Statistics

Freight drivers deliver essential goods across the country, but the statistics surrounding crashes and deaths caused by truck accidents can be worrisome to the average commuter. In 2017, there were 4,445 deadly crashes involving a large truck or bus.  While circumstances can change – especially during the COVID-19 pandemic – analyzing truck accident statistics can …

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Whistleblower Protection Laws

The term “whistleblower” has been abuzz in recent months, but the concept is nothing new.  Below are common questions about whistleblower and qui tam laws and how the process extends beyond politics. What is a Whistleblower? The term “whistleblower” is used generally to describe anyone who is calling out a person or institution that they …

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Missouri Cell Phone and Driving Laws

An overview of cell phone & driving laws in Missouri.

Many studies have shown that a driver using a cell phone can be as impairing and dangerous as driving drunk. At 35 mph, a two-second glance at your cell phone in the seat next to you means you have traveled over 100 feet on the road without looking. Plenty of things can and do happen …

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The Paranormal Side of Real Estate Law

So, you’re thinking about buying that old Victorian mansion that sits high up on the hill past the squeaky gate? If the howling wind, cawing raven, and banging shutters don’t make you think twice, you should at least educate yourself on exactly what the seller is required to disclose to you about the house.    …

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