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Mandated Treatment: Is it Helping?

November 4, 2013

If a person is convicted of a crime stemming from an incident when they were under the influence of drugs at the time — and have no previous convictions, are addicted to drugs or alcohol, are willing to comply with a court mandate, and are willing to plead guilty to the crime — they may […]

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Types of Substance Abuse Cases and Suggested Defenses

June 30, 2013

Types of Substance Abuse Cases and Suggested Defenses All courts are very serious about prosecuting substance abuse cases. Many prosecutors and police officials stress this as possibly being their most important work. However, this focus also produces zealous attitudes toward those who use controlled substances, whether they are legitimate prescriptions or not. The recent actions […]

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Oklahoma Meth Registry Aimed at Curbing Manufacture, Abuse

June 5, 2013

Low cost, easy access, the ability to be manufactured with common ingredients, and a powerful, addictive high all make methamphetamine one of the most widely abused drugs in Oklahoma. Crystal meth has been a bane of the state’s law enforcement agencies for some time. According to the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs Control […]

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Is Drug Use on the Rise Among Houston Teens?

June 5, 2013

For decades, drug abuse has been a problem plaguing the US.  From drug arrests swelling in the 1970s to the “Just Say No” campaigns of the 1980s, from health class in the 1990s to the harsher crackdowns of modern day, authorities have long wondered how to dam a river that flows so freely: these days, […]

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Marijuana Use and Car Accidents

May 27, 2013

Operating a vehicle under the influence of any drug can be extremely dangerous not only for the driver, but for everyone else on the road with that driver. Although a recent study highlighted that some teenagers don’t feel that marijuana impairs their ability to drive, accidents from marijuana users can be fatal. Most teenagers smoking […]

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Synthetic Marijuana: Is It More Dangerous Than the Real Thing?

May 23, 2013

Synthetic Marijuana: Is It More Dangerous Than the Real Thing? Synthetic marijuana was first developed in a laboratory in South Carolina as a possible treatment for specific diseases that required pain management. The lab was able to recreate the active ingredient in marijuana, THC, with ease and in stronger strengths. However, the substance was never […]

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Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act of 2012 to Crack Down on “Designer Drugs”

February 5, 2013

By Adam Williams, legal editor at the Law Offices of Michael J. Brennan In recent years, federal and state governments have been increasing prosecutions of those charged with possession and sale of a synthetic chemical that is designed to recreate the effects of certain Schedule I substances. These chemical compounds are designed to mimic the […]

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What You Need to Know about the New Washington State Cannabis Law

December 20, 2012

In early December of this year, landmark laws were passed in both Colorado and Washington State regarding the possession and sale of marijuana, long an illegal product for any American to grow, sell, or use. Initiative 502 legalized the use of certain, limited amounts of marijuana for anyone who is 21 years old or older, […]

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The Oregon Cannabis Tax Act: What Happens if It Passes in November?

October 19, 2012

One of the proposed initiatives that Oregon residents will have the opportunity to vote on in the upcoming November state general election is the Cannabis Tax Act. If this act passes, the laws governing the sale, growing, and use of cannabis, more commonly known as marijuana, pot, or weed, will drastically change. This act has […]

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U.S. Eighth District Affirms in Drug Conspiracy Case

October 15, 2012

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit upheld the U.S. Federal Court for the Western District of Missouri in convictions of two participants in an elaborate conspiracy to sell and distribute prescription drugs, along with money laundering. The case was United States v. Christopher Elder and Troy Solomon. The matter arose from the late […]

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