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
    • 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.

      Michael Dye/ Fort Lauderdale Criminal Attorney- 13 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 a criminal record entirely.

      Erin H. Gerstenzang- 11 readers -
  • The Basics on Deportation

    … of address within 10 days of moving. Are discovered to have committed marriage fraud. Helped smuggle other aliens into the U.S. Are or have been drug abusers or addicts, or have been convicted of any drug-related violations other than other than a single offense involving possession of 30 grams or less of marijuana for personal use. Have…

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

    … by witnessing drivers break one or more traffic laws, smelling or seeing marijuana or a related THC product in the car, or by conducting a field sobriety test. However, drivers can lawfully refuse to submit to a field sobriety test. While a blood or saliva test conducted upon arrest may provide a reading for the amount of THC in a person’s system, drivers…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 14 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- 16 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™- 16 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.- 14 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.- 10 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- 15 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- 19 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?

    … typically fall into the categories listed above, though not always. This list contains some of the most commonly prosecuted federal crimes: Mail fraud Bank robbery Drug smuggling Tax fraud or tax evasion Distributing illegal pornography through the Internet Destroying or defacing federal property Plane hijacking Human trafficking across state lines…

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

    … What do Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama have in common? A huge percentage of narcotic painkiller prescriptions per capita. If you live in Georgia, Maine, Pennsylvania or Rhode Island don’t celebrate just yet, you have significant…

    Due Diligence- 17 readers -

    … The FDA has decided that it will not re-schedule marijuana under the Federal Controlled Substance Act but will allow more research of marijuana. After months of speculation of whether the FDA would reschedule marijuana from a Schedule I drug to a Schedule II, the DEA and FDA is electing to take this half-hearted measure. The Federal government’s…

    Prince Law Offices, P.C.- 8 readers -
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