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Drug Crimes Archives

Has marijuana been decriminalized in New York?

New York is often on the cutting edge of change, but when it comes to marijuana, it is not too far ahead of the majority of states. According to The New York Times, marijuana is still very much illegal in that state except for a very strict medical marijuana law. This law is restricted to only 12 conditions that will qualify you for a medical marijuana card and it cannot be smoked or used in public. This is one of the toughest laws in the country.

How is drug addiction treated?

If you or a loved one suffers from a drug addiction, you may be in search of treatment options. Receiving treatment for substance abuse in New York is essential to the long-term recovery process and may even be mandated if you’re facing legal reprisal because of your actions. The National Institute on Drug Abuse offers the following information on your treatment options if you suffer from a drug addiction.

Can you facilitate the process of healing from a drug addiction?

One of your close friends has recently made the decision to seek professional help to overcome a debilitating drug addiction. You have spent a lot of time encouraging this friend to make necessary changes and develop a healthier, more positive lifestyle. Now that your friend is receiving professional treatment in New York, you are wondering what else you can do to facilitate the process and be a support to your healing friend. 

Understanding drug schedule classifications

Most in Hamburg may automatically assign guilt to those charged with drug possession. Their thoughts may be that law enforcement officials would have no reason to bring such charges if a controlled substance was not found to be in an individual's possession. A closer look at the state's drug laws may reveal, however, that an allegation of possession may be applied rather loosely. 

Supreme Court to decide if DEA warrant for emails applies abroad

When the Drug Enforcement Administration wanted certain emails as evidence in a drug trafficking case, it got a warrant directing Microsoft to turn them over. That warrant was authorized by a 1986 law called the Stored Communications Act. That law is not up to date. It was written long before cloud communications could even be imagined. Unfortunately, there appears to be no more recent law the government could use.

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