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Major new laws that go into effect in 2023

December 21, 2022

With a new year comes a host of new laws and regulations in states and cities across the country. This includes Michigan which will see minimum wages rise Jan. 1, and criminal justice reform. Under Michigan's new rules, up to two felony convictions will automatically be expunged 10 years after a person's sentence is complete if they don't commit another crime.

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Cannabis is legal in most of America, but blocked from banks

December 20, 2022

Cannabis is legal in most of America. But federal laws still block businesses from banks.

According to a research report conducted by New Frontier Data, the U.S. cannabis industry is projected to be a $72 billion market by 2030. Imagine that these billions of dollars are being exchanged in the marketplace but never deposited into a single financial or banking institution, because of federal laws that have not kept up.

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Child marriage is still legal in Michigan

December 19, 2022

Child marriage is still legal in Michigan as fight continues to change the law.

The age minimum for getting married in Michigan may shock you. Technically it is age zero. There is no minimum under the law.

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New York judge asks jury to define ‘beer’ in Corona case

December 15, 2022

A federal judge wants a New York jury to determine the definition of beer. Modelo filed suit last year, arguing Constellation’s Corona Hard Seltzer breached a licensing agreement and infringed trademarks because the agreement only allowed Constellation to sell beer under the Corona name.

Read more at The Guardian

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