Cannabis, commonly known as marijuana, and by numerous other names, is a preparation of the cannabis plant intended for use as a psychoactive drug and as medicine. Pharmacologically, the principal psychoactive constituent of cannabis is tetrahydrocannabinol (THC); it is one of 483 known compounds in the plant, including at least 84 other cannabinoids, such as cannabidiol (CBD), cannabinol (CBN), tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV), and cannabigerol (CBG).Cannabis is often consumed for its psychoactive and physiological effects, which can include heightened mood or euphoria, relaxation, and an increase in appetite.
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  • Degrees of Felonies and the Consequences

    … of a first-degree felony include: 1) aggravated kidnapping; 2) aggravated sexual assault; 3) aggravated robbery; 4) attempt of capital murder; 5) burglary [of a habitation] with intent to commission or commit a felony; 6) murder; 7) solicitation of a capital murder; 8) escape from custody in which a serious bodily injury results; 9) human trafficking…

    The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp- 17 readers -
  • Texas Laws for Juvenile Crimes: Definitions and Penalties

    … defense. He has experience in representing young persons charged with criminal offenses, such as: Traffic Court Crimes, including hit-and-run, DWI, driving while license is suspended, or reckless driving Drug-Related Crimes, such as juvenile possession of drugs, alcohol, or possession of drugs or alcohol on school grounds, possession of drug…

    The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp- 12 readers -
  • Degrees of Felonies and the Consequences

    … a victim’s sexual organ, anus or mouth may any means without their consent. The victim may be an adult, disabled individual, elderly person or child. It’s also aggravated sexual assault when a person attempts to or actually causes bodily harm to a victim while penetrating their sexual organ, mouth or anus without their consent. Bodily harm ranged from…

    Matthew Sharp/ The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp- 15 readers -
  • Georgia Law – The Expungement Myth

    …. Be aware that civil filing fees will apply. Correcting mistakes on an individual’s history may be as simple as contacting the arresting agency and requesting the correction. Sometimes the error may be obvious, such as mistakenly coding an arrest for felony possession of marijuana when in fact it was a misdemeanor arrest. If the arresting agency does…

    Erin H. Gerstenzang- 14 readers -
  • Marijuana DUI | Florida Law

    … to obtain a blood test in a DUI case. Florida House Bill 237 | Marijuana DUI Blood Test Florida House Bill 237 was introduced into the Florida House of Representatives by Representative Brandes on January 12, 2017. The purpose of the bill is to amend Florida Statute 316.193 by establishing a quantitative threshold of an active marijuana metabolite…

    Michael Dye/ Fort Lauderdale Criminal Attorney- 23 readers -
  • The Basics on Deportation

    … types of crimes, most notably an aggravated felony; domestic violence; a crime of moral turpitude (CMT) committed within five years after being admitted to the U.S. or getting a green card, if the prison sentence was for at least one year; or two CMTs not arising out of a single scheme of criminal misconduct. Fail to advise USCIS of their changes…

    Michael G. Murray/ Miami Immigration Lawyer- 13 readers -
  • Car Accidents Caused by Marijuana

    … with it in their systems. However, users are getting behind the wheel after imbibing Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the active ingredient in marijuana, in some form. These drivers cause accidents, which can lead to a rise in auto accident deaths. While recreational marijuana use is not legal in Illinois, the state is implementing a medical marijuana system, and in 2016…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 18 readers -
  • How Texas Drug Laws Compare

    … THE LAW OFFICE OF MATTHEW D. SHARP TODAY FOR AGGRESSIVE LEGAL DEFENSE. Texas Marijuana Laws By some estimates, marijuana is one of the most widely used illegal drugs in the United States, and maybe even in the world. This is likely due to the fact that marijuana is relatively easy to produce and it is very abundant. This gives it a relatively low…

    Matthew Sharp/ The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp- 25 readers -
  • Watch out for Higher Rents For Medical Marijuana Businesses

    … Any entrepreneur looking to participate in Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana program understands that one of the biggest expenses and concerns is the location of the operation of the marijuana business venture. The Pennsylvania Department of Health is planning on issuing 25 permits for grower/processors and 50 permits for dispensaries (with up…

    Prince Law Offices, P.C.- 17 readers -
  • What Are the 2017 Revisions to the California Family Code?

    … Family Code is perfect, just perfect! Here's a list of the 2017 statutes affected: Family Code section 70: Order has been restored to the force! This section legislates that "date of separation" for purposes of defining what is, and what is not, community property (and so much more like the length of marriage for spousal support purposes) means…

    Enlightened Divorce Blog™- 22 readers -
  • ATF Announces New Form 4473 – Firearms Transaction Record

    … for referring to the guide that ATF is required to publish by its own regulations but rather be responsible for knowing the applicable state and local laws on their own. Equally of interest is the new language found over question 11e. In case there was any confusion from licensees or individuals attempting to purchase firearms who utilize medical marijuana…

    Adam Kraut/ Prince Law Offices, P.C.- 19 readers -
  • Election Day For Marijuana

    … It’s election day for marijuana. The number of states legalizing marijuana for medicinal and/or recreational use continues to grow. Five more states have ballot initiatives for the legalization of recreation/adult use marijuana and four more states have medical marijuana ballot initiatives. Arizona, California, Maine, Massachusetts, and Nevada…

    Prince Law Offices, P.C.- 14 readers -
  • Illinois Marijuana Decriminalization and Car Accidents

    … Until recently, the possession of marijuana was an offense that resulted in jail time in the state of Illinois. Possession of up to 2.5 grams of pot equated to a Class C misdemeanor and 30 days in jail, while possession of between 2.5 and 10 grams of marijuana led to a Class B misdemeanor and up to 6 months behind bars. Thankfully, a new state…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 19 readers -
  • When Does My Drug Crime Become a Federal Case?

    …, profiting from drug sales or crossing state lines, it is typically handled by state courts. For example, Martin is walking down the street when a police officer stops him and notices that he smells like marjiuana. If the officer searches Martin and finds marijuana, he can be charged with simple possession. This will almost always be handled in state…

    Matthew Sharp/ The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp- 24 readers -
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