Though a small amount of marijuana in its plant form is decriminalized; any amount – even a small amount – of hashish, hash oil, cannabis wax, or a similar “resinous form of marijuana” can be charged as a felony crime under current Minnesota law. There is no rational basis to treat a person with the resinous form as a felon, while a person with the plant-form is not a criminal at all. The law should be updated to reflect current Minnesota public policy favoring the resinious form of marijuana, by treating small amounts of all forms of marijuana the same.
There is no statute or law that requires that young person to consent to a search by providing a breath sample simply because they are walking down the street, or found at a house party, with an odor of an alcoholic beverage about them. A young person in this position can simply refuse to consent to such a search.