Misuse of Drugs

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What’s the difference in penalty for drug zone volition in a school zone?

September 25, 2012

(US criminal law and issues) In the world of crime, the worst offenses involve any illegal act involving a child. Hence, society considers the lowest thief to be someone who would “steal candy from a baby.” The corruption of innocence offends society. We don’t tolerate it. As much as we hate the consequences of drugs, […]

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Are the Sentencing Guidelines for Drug Offenses Fair?

July 11, 2012

(US Law) The United States is the only developed country that requires mandatory sentencing for minor, non-violent drug offenses. Following President Ronald Reagan’s 1986 “War on Drugs” declaration, Congress enacted mandatory sentencing guidelines for relatively small-time, non-violent drug crimes. In subsequent years, even tougher penalties have been enacted with cases of minor offenders receiving multiple […]

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Marijuana laws in the UK and its legal implications

June 20, 2012

Ignorance can never be used as a viable defence in the face of the law – so to stay on the right side of the law, it is important to know what you can and can’t do. Understanding the law is particularly important when it comes to drugs. In the UK, as with many other […]

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Marijuana Laws Vary from State to State

April 30, 2012

Marijuana possession amounts and penalties vary from state to state in the US. In some states simple possession of less than 1 ounce could be a simple misdemeanor and the same amount in another state could be a felony. Most drug defense lawyers will tell you that as more and more states are considering or […]

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Are illicit drugs ever allowed for medical treatment?

November 25, 2011

Most of the regulations relating to illicit drugs are covered by the the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971, the Misuse of Drugs regulations made under the Act (1985), and the Medicines Act 1968. Various illicit drugs are divided into categories (Classes A, B and C), and each different class has different penalties. A criminal law […]

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