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Will I Get My Underage Friend in Trouble If I Seek Medical Help When They Are Drunk?

By Catherine Hodder, Esq. | Reviewed by Joseph Fawbush, Esq. | Last updated on

Drinking may seem like a rite of passage among teenagers even if it is banned in all 50 states. In 1984, Congress passed the National Minimum Drinking Age Act, which prohibits persons under the age of 21 from purchasing or publicly possessing alcoholic beverages. There is an exemption for…

Can I Bring CBD Gummies to School?

By Madison Hess, J.D. | Last updated on

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. | Last updated on

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. | Last updated on

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. | Last updated on

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. | Last updated on

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…

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