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

    …; 9) improper relations between teacher-educator and student; 9) intoxication manslaughter; 10) possession of between 50 pounds to 2,000 pounds of marijuana; 11) sexual assault; 12) stalking (second offense); and 13) human trafficking (any age). Examples of a third-degree felony include: 1) deadly action with a firearm; 2) aggravated perjury; 3…

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

    … a crime. During the intake process, the juvenile probation department also decides if the child will be held prior to trial. In most circumstances, the probation department presumes that the child won’t be detained before the trial date. However, if he or she meets any of the following criteria, detention is likely: The individual has a prior…

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

    … is the last degree felony. It isn’t the last type of felony crime. Crimes like drive-by shooting with no injuries and theft of property with the value ranging from $20,000 to $100,000. It’s also a felony in the third degree to possess five to 50 pounds of marijuana in Texas. Theft of property occurs when a person takes property of another with the intent…

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

    … If the case is not referred to the prosecutor or it takes a great deal of time for the prosecutor to file charges (more than 2 years for misdemeanors, more than 4 years for non-serious or non-sexual felonies, and more than 7 years for serious violent or sexual felonies) the case may be eligible for automatic restriction. This is temporary, however…

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

    …, it is nearly impossible for the state to get a conviction for DUI under a marijuana impairment theory. The state is typically limited to urine testing for drug impairment. A urinalysis alone cannot determine if an individual is impaired. Impairment by drugs is more accurately measured with a blood test. However, Florida law restricts an officer’s ability…

    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

    … 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

    … 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- 29 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?

    … 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™- 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.- 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 -
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