Be Careful What You Throw Away

A Minnesota man was eating a hotdog at a hockey game when he wiped his mouth a with a napkin and tossed the remains in a trashcan. Authorities had been following him as a suspect in an unsolved murder in 1993. They dug the napkin out of the trash and used the DNA to make [...]

By | 2019-04-22T19:59:56+00:00 April 22nd, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

HIV is a Persistent Problem

The number of new HIV cases in Missouri is on Missouri on rises - and a disproportionately large number are in rural counties. Missouri is one of seven states with a "substantial rural burden" according to the Atlanta Center for Disease Control. Statewide there are nearly 13,000 living with HIV. Many on therapy and a [...]

By | 2019-04-18T19:15:31+00:00 April 18th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Marijuana Zoning

By August 3, 2019, Missouri must begin accepting marijuana license applications. Aspects of the Amendment as to how Missouri will evaluate applicants. Scoring considerations include: character, background, experience and qualifications Business plan Site security Economic Impact Competitiveness in the medical cannabis marketplace Dispensary applicants would be evaluated in part on the suitability of their location [...]

By | 2019-04-16T21:18:22+00:00 April 16th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Cannabis Dillemma For Hiring Managers

Ten states and Washington, D.C. have legalized recreational marijuana use. Lawmakers in Illinois, New Jersey, New York and elsewhere are pushing me to do the same. More than 60% of Americans support legalization, according to Pew Research Center, double the rate in 2000. More than half of employers give drug test to job applicants, according [...]

By | 2019-04-16T19:39:18+00:00 April 16th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Cannabis Coming to a Dispensary Near You

It will be more than a year before Missouri patients will be able to step into a dispensary and legally buy marijuana as a doctor-certified treatment, said three private-sector sources tied to Amendment 2's development. State officials can edit the rules, but the voter-approved amendment to the Missouri Constitution order to complete by June 4th, [...]

By | 2019-04-16T19:14:19+00:00 April 16th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Red Flag Gun Laws

Americans should resist the trend of assumed guilt and demand elected officials end the assault on our second amendment constitutional right. Red Flag law have spurred quite a bit of controversy. This legislative movement seeks to be dangerous to themselves or others. Proponents believe this will lessen and help combat mass shootings and suicides. The [...]

By | 2019-04-11T20:21:29+00:00 April 11th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Victim’s Rights

Article 1, Section 32 of the Constitution of Missouri and Chapter 595 of the Missouri Statute sets out our constitutional rights RSMO 595.209. Victims' rights are very important in Missouri such as the right of victims to be present at all criminal proceedings where the defendant has a right to be : To be present [...]

By | 2019-04-11T19:39:54+00:00 April 11th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Beating ShotSpotter in Firearms Trials

Until 10 years ago, the standard gun trial consisted of police officers testifying that they recovered a gun from on or near the suspect and an "expert" concluding the gun was operable and/or manufactured out of state. Today, even the most routine gun cases commonly involved fingerprints and DNA testing, evidence derived from clients' social [...]

By | 2019-04-09T20:37:43+00:00 April 9th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Cannabis Coming to a Dispensary Near You

Three private-sector sources tied to Amendment 2's development said, "It will be more than a year before Missouri patients will be able to step into a dispensary and legally buy marijuana as a doctor-recommended treatment". State officials can edit the rules, but the voter-approved amendment to the Missouri constitution orders them to complete by June [...]

By | 2019-04-02T20:37:23+00:00 April 2nd, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments