Due to a lack of consistency among rulings regarding the sale of medical marijuana in California, the Tuolumne County Superior Court recently dismissed marijuana trafficking charges against four people. All four were arrested during a drug raid at a marijuana dispensary collective. The defendants were accused of selling marijuana for profit.
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In a recent decision we would describe as extremely ill-advised, the judge presiding over the case of James Holmes, the alleged perpetrator of the mass killing at a Colorado theatre, has allowed a "narcoanalytic interview."
California has long been engaged in a battle regarding the legalization of marijuana. In 2010's election, a bill was put to the voters to decide the legalization of marijuana, but it did not pass. Advocates to the drug's legalization attempted to get the bill on the 2012 ballot but failed.
Yesterday, voters in Colorado and Washington passed historic amendments that will legalize the use of recreational marijuana. Many in California wonder: Is our state next? While initiatives to legalize marijuana in California certainly exist, there are some concerns, which are highlighted by the challenges faced in Colorado.
Most are well aware of the potential consequences for breaking traffic laws, such as speeding, running stop signs, and drinking and driving. In particular, drinking and driving has been an enormous social concern for many in the U.S., which has lead to legislative action and stiffer penalties over the years.
Imagine losing 19 years of your life for a crime you did not commit. That was one man's reality until being exonerated and released last week.
As an American citizen, you have rights and protections under the Constitution regarding the criminal law process. Most of us take them for granted, until the day that we need to know them.
County Jail or Prison: What is Considered a Non-Violent Offense?
A Tracy, California man is facing 20 year in prison after a grand jury indicted him on federal fraud charges. The man is accused of running a phantom debt collection scam.
The bang got taken out of someone's Fourth of July celebration this week when San Bernardino County fire officials confiscated what amount to 3,950 pounds of fireworks out of the back of a U-Haul box van.