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Can I Bring CBD Gummies to School?

By Madison Hess, J.D.

CBD gummies are a trending, edible CBD product that looks like the gummy candies you begged your mom for as a child. They're bright and colorful, and some of them are even shaped like gummy bears. Unlike the candy of your childhood, CBD gummies are the subject of many…

Can a Teen Start Their Own Business?

By Catherine Hodder, Esq.

Can a teen drink legally? No. Can they rent a car? No. But could a teen start a beverage company or a car washing service? Yes, and yes. In most states, minors cannot enter into contracts until they are the age of 18. They may need their parent or guardian…

Legislators Try to Ban Social Media for Kids

By Eric Harvey, J.D.

Children's safety online remains a top priority for government agencies in the United States, while school officials across the country are increasingly instituting social media policies for students. As the stakes get higher, with wrongful death lawsuits against social media companies, federal and state legislators are working on additional measures for protecting…

Social Media Shopping Scams Plague Young Adults

By Adam Duggan, Esq.

You'd think that with young adults using so much social media, they'd be pretty Tweet-smart by now. After all, even Millennials have been lauded for shaking things up in the workforce with their tech savvy. But America's youth are falling for social media shopping scams at an alarming pace. Just…

Republican Bill Targets Trans-Inclusivity in School Sports

By Vaidehi Mehta, Esq.

In the U.S., recent legislative developments at the federal level over the last few months may jeopardize constitutional protections against sex- or gender-based discrimination. Most recently, for example, a bill just passed in the House of Representatives aims to modify Title IX. As the country's eminent civil rights law, Title…

Sixteen for Social Media? Congress May Say So

By Steven Ellison, Esq.

Rates of depression, anxiety, and suicide among teens and adolescents have skyrocketed since the rise of social media. According to the Centers for Disease Control, the suicide rate among 10- to 24-year-olds increased by 57% between 2007 and 2017. Some in Congress blame Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, TikTok, and other Big…

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