Marijuana

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.
Posts about Marijuana
    • Degrees of Felonies and the Consequences

      In Texas, crimes are classified as misdemeanors and felonies. Misdemeanors are minor offenses such as theft of property, or taking something valued under $20. And felonies are more serious crimes. As you might expect, the minor charges have minor punishments attach to them while the major charges have harsher consequences.

      Matthew Sharp/ The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp- 11 readers -
  • Georgia Law – The Expungement Myth

    … not recognize an error, the client may petition the court to correct it. Attorney Gerstenzang is a criminal defense lawyer in Atlanta, Georgia who frequently lectures on legal topics relating to DUI and traffic law. Erin has also co-chaired many DUI Seminars working closely with nationally recognized experts in her field of practice. To speak with Erin, call 404-771-6675 or click here for a free consultation.…

    Erin H. Gerstenzang- 11 readers -
  • Marijuana DUI | Florida Law

    … South Florida Criminal Attorney | DUI Attorney Blog Marijuana DUI Blood Test Marijuana DUI | Amendment 2 In November 2016, the citizens of Florida passed Amendment 2. Amendment 2 legalizes possession and use of marijuana for individuals who have been diagnosed with certain debilitating illnesses. Given the passage of Amendment 2…

    Michael Dye/ Fort Lauderdale Criminal Attorney- 14 readers -
  • The Basics on Deportation

    … As a Miami immigration lawyer, I represent many individuals who are in need of deportation defense. Lately, with the incoming Trump administration, the topic of immigration has been in the news again. Below are some frequently asked basic questions about deportation. What is deportation? Deportation is commonly understood to mean when…

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

    … driving law. There is no reliable equivalent of a portable breath test for marijuana, and due to marijuana’s varied effect on the user, it can be difficult to tell if someone is over the legal limit. Police officers will need probable cause based on other factors to arrest an individual for drugged driving. They can obtain this probable cause…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 14 readers -
  • How Texas Drug Laws Compare

    …. For this reason, Texas laws severely penalize the possession, sale or manufacturing of even small amounts of meth. Possession In Texas, meth is in the Penalty Group 1 category of controlled substances, which is the most severely restricted category. Possession of even less than one gram of meth is a felony offense, punishable by: Up to two years in prison…

    Matthew Sharp/ The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp- 18 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.- 14 readers -
  • What Are the 2017 Revisions to the California Family Code?

    … this clarification is necessary given the legalization of marijuana, but ... maybe it was a hookah-smoking caterpillar that gave me the call instead; I forget which). Family Code section 360: Involving issuance of duplicate marriage licenses where a license is lost, damaged, or destroyed after the ceremony but before it is filed with the county recorder, new…

    Enlightened Divorce Blog™- 17 readers -
  • ATF Announces New Form 4473 – Firearms Transaction Record

    … The National Shooting Sports Foundation is reporting that on Monday, November 14, 2016, ATF announced that the new 4437 would required on ALL firearms transactions beginning on January 16, 2017. As you may remember, I previously blogged about ATF soliciting comments on the proposed 4473 and then filed a Comment in Opposition to ATF’s Proposed…

    Adam Kraut/ Prince Law Offices, P.C.- 16 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.- 12 readers -
  • Illinois Marijuana Decriminalization and Car Accidents

    …-related or any type of car accident, contact the Chicago car accident lawyers at Staver Law Group. We will listen to your story and fight tirelessly to bring those responsible for your accident to justice. Do not be taken advantage of. You deserve to be compensated for your damages. Call now to see how our team can get you the funds you need to move…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 16 readers -
  • When Does My Drug Crime Become a Federal Case?

    … and money laundering and are therefore punished more harshly. However, even drug possession can be penalized at the state level. The federal government employs a system of mandatory minimum sentences which are intended to target criminal organizations. These minimum sentences mean that a defendant must serve a mandatory term, usually of five or 10…

    Matthew Sharp/ The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp- 23 readers -
  • Maine Allows for Marijuana Use in Workers’ Compensation

    … by Karl Voigt If marijuana law is a particularly dynamic field of practice, then marijuana law as it pertains to Worker’s Compensation law is even moreso mutable. We have all seen news coverage of individual states trying to get a handle on changing legal standards with respect to marijuana growing, sales, and use. Only now are we beginning…

    Prince Law Offices, P.C.- 10 readers -
  • What Is a Federal Crime?

    … from Dallas to Houston may be prosecuted at the state level but driving that same car from Houston to Mexico or Arkansas can be handled by the DEA at the federal level. Penalties for Federal Crimes The penalties for federal crimes can vary just as much as the penalties for crimes at the state level. However, because federal crimes typically involve…

    Matthew Sharp/ The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp- 23 readers -
  • Whistleblower Awards Available for Pill Mills

    …, they are also doing the right thing for the community. As a former EMT and police officer, I have encountered hundreds of people addicted to drugs (hard drugs, not marijuana.) Most of them will tell you they want to quit. Doctors and clinics that flood the market with cheap, taxpayer funded narcotics are not helping anyone. They are merely lining…

    Due Diligence- 17 readers -
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