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

    … Degrees of Felonies and the Consequences Posted by The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp under Criminal Law May 31, 2017 In Texas, a felony is a crime that’s punishable by more than a year in jail. With few exceptions, a prison sentence is served in the Institutional Division/State Jail Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Texas…

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  • Texas Laws for Juvenile Crimes: Definitions and Penalties

    … defense counsel. Your child may invoke the right to silence and counsel before making a statement to the police. Laws Regarding Juvenile Crimes If your child is younger than age 18, he or she can be charged with a variety of misdemeanor and felony offenses in Texas. Houston criminal defense attorney Matthew D. Sharp dedicates his practice to criminal…

    The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp- 12 readers -
  • 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. For instance…

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

    … Lawyers are asked about expungements all the time. This is likely because there is a common misunderstanding about how criminal records work. Many people believe that there is an easy way to erase a criminal history. In almost all cases, this is false and has been false for quite some time. In nearly all Georgia cases, there is no way to erase…

    Erin H. Gerstenzang- 12 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- 22 readers -
  • The Basics on Deportation

    …-citizens have the right to a lawyer, as well as other rights under the U.S. Constitution. The immigration authorities cannot simply deport someone without providing a chance to be heard. If you believe that you might have a right to remain in the U.S., you should insist on your right to a lawyer and to a hearing on the merits of their case. If you…

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

    … Many states have witnessed a dramatic increase in drug-related car accidents and fatalities since legalizing marijuana – a fact that should have Illinois drivers concerned. The recreational or medicinal drug is meant to be treated like alcohol or a potent prescription. It is both illegal and unwise for individuals to drive…

    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?

    … 2017 Revisions to California Family Code Posted on Dec 8, 2016 1:55pm PST The 2017 Revisions to the Cal Family Code It's that time again. Each year we like to provide you a head's up as to the legislative additions and changes to the Family Code pertaining to divorce and family law that take effect in January. Sometimes they are exciting…

    Enlightened Divorce Blog™- 22 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.- 18 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…

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  • 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?

    … 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- 24 readers -
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