Author: Katie Ervin Carlson

Minnesota Has Loosened Restrictions on Edible Products Containing THC  – What Does that Mean for Minnesota Employers?

Minnesota Has Loosened Restrictions on Edible Products Containing THC – What Does that Mean for Minnesota Employers?

What is the current Minnesota law regarding edible products containing THC? An inconsistency in two amended provisions of  Minnesota Statute § 151.72 has resulted in what some have deemed the legislature “accidentally” legalizing edible products containing certain amounts of hemp-derived tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) for purchasers 21 years of age and older. When did the new law take effect? The new law...

What is the CROWN Act, what do I need to know about it, and how should employers prepare for it?

What is the CROWN Act, what do I need to know about it, and how should employers prepare for it?

On March 18, 2022, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair (CROWN) Act by way of a party line vote of 235-189. In general, the federal CROWN Act and similar state acts explicitly prohibit discrimination on the basis of a person’s natural hair.  More specifically, the proposed federal legislation prohibits “discrimination...