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LEGAL OR NOT, SYNTHETIC MARIJUANA IS NOTHING BUT TROUBLE

  • May 4th, 2014
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Recently the state of Florida outlawed the sale of the chemicals marketed as “bath salts”, designating them a Schedule 1 substance. They tried to ban synthetic marijuana products as well, but a simple change in the formula had them back on…

COMMON CRIMINAL DEFENSE FAQ’S

  • September 12th, 2012
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Q. Will the Court drop a first-time marijuana charge?A. While the Court may have the power to dismiss charges against you when there are issues related to violations of your Constitutional Rights, they do not have the power to simply drop charges…

Bath Salt Drug Possession in Florida

  • July 3rd, 2012
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Unless you’ve been living alone in a well-fortified abandoned military bunker, sustaining yourself on SPAM and Twinkies, you’ve probably already heard about Miami’s “bath salt zombie” case. This is what happened, according to U.S. News and World Report: Police are…

Drug-Addiction, A Crime We All Pay For

  • May 24th, 2012
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With a very short-sighted pen-stoke Florida Governor Rick Scott recently vetoed House Bill 177 : Inmate Reentry ( HB 177 ) . A strongly supported bill that received a Senate vote of 40-0 and a House vote of 112-4. This was a…

Our Tampa Addiction Program

  • April 24th, 2012
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Paddle Addict is our firms newly started program dedicated to providing a free paddleboarding experience to people recovering from addictions. The race and festivities went off without a hitch last Sunday April 22nd at the St. Pete Pier. A huge thanks…

First Synthetic Drug Arrest in Florida

  • April 22nd, 2012
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As readers of this blog know, state lawmakers have been working hard to keep up with the development of synthetic drugs, and have outlawed the sale of many cocaine and marijuana analogs. Those watching the development of Florida’s synthetic marijuana laws will not…

CURRENT STATE OF SYNTHETIC DRUG CONTROL AND THE LAW

  • February 25th, 2012
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You see them in gas stations and on the internet, marketed as “potpourri,” “incense” or “bath salts” under names like K2, Jazz and Eclipse. What are these? They are synthetic substitutions for marijuana and cocaine, meant to be smoked or snorted….

Marijuana – You Can’t Even Give It Away

  • September 13th, 2011
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“Shekina Pena, who owns Your Healthy Choice Clinic, faces a misdemeanor count of influencing voters with money or other valuable consideration. The charge, filed by state Attorney General Bill Schuette and Secretary of State Ruth Johnson, carries up to 90…