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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    • Texas Laws for Juvenile Crimes: Definitions and Penalties

      A child’s arrest is a devastating experience for many parents. If your child is charged with a crime and arrested, you have many questions. An experienced juvenile defense attorney can answer your questions, including: Will my child face jail time? What are the differences between the juvenile justice system and the adult justice system? How will the experience of an arrest a ...

      The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp- 10 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

    …. 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- 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- 19 readers -
  • The Basics on Deportation

    …, to removals of aliens in detention, to issuing an order of removal to an immigrant whose immigration court case has been denied. If you have any questions in regard to this, you may want to consult a Miami immigration lawyer. Which government agencies are responsible for deportations or removals? Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE…

    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- 16 readers -
  • How Texas Drug Laws Compare

    … crimes to fund their drug usage. However, users, sellers, importers and growers of marijuana are breaking the law in Texas and some of these people have been known to engage in crimes related to the use or sale of drugs. For this reason, Texas has stiff penalties for marijuana users and sellers, though these penalties may not be as severe…

    Matthew Sharp/ The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp- 20 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™- 20 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.- 17 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.- 13 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?

    … State and Federal Drug Laws In every state in the country, possessing, manufacturing or distributing illegal drugs is a serious crime. The majority of the time, people are charged with low-level drug offenses at the state level. In certain circumstances, however, drug crimes are prosecuted by the federal government. What makes a drug crime…

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

    … to see coverage of new stories that involve using marijuana to treat work injuries. Two very new cases come to us from Maine, where medical marijuana is legal. Both come from the state’s Workers’ Compensation Board Appellate Division and both serve to advance the use of marijuana to treat injured workers. In Bourgoin v. Twin Rivers Paper Company, WCB…

    Prince Law Offices, P.C.- 11 readers -
  • What Is a Federal Crime?

    … typically been accused of major drug activity. For example, if a person is going to cross state lines with marijuana in order to sell it, they won’t take just a gram or two. They will usually take pounds of marijuana in order to make more money. As a result, they will face a tougher sentence than a person who is pulled over in a small town with pot…

    Matthew Sharp/ The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp- 23 readers -
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