Cannabis – Still illegal in Florida Along with several other offenses like driving under the influence, speeding tickets, suspended license, etc. a drug possession conviction too has serious impact, and is a great offense in the state of Florida. Florida marijuana possession laws are one of the toughest laws in the country and Florida courts can be very aggressive and straight in penalizing and forcing imprisonments. Any drug possession conviction can lead up to your driver license revocation for at… Continue reading: Cannabis – Still illegal in Florida
You know, the media can be a wonderful thing, especially when it is used to help people. Some of the ways that it helps the general population is through reporting on world affairs, informing us about the pros and cons of vaccinating our children, and even keeping us updated on weather and traffic conditions. Yet as a powerful medium for disseminating information, the media is also very rarely unbiased because the “powers that be” who control the various media outlets… Continue reading: To Sniff or Not to Sniff – K-9 Cops and Traffic Stops
Back in early 2013, the Court ruled in two important Fourth Amendment cases involving nosy police dogs. The cases were closely watched because they represented the practical limitations of using the services of these talented drug-sniffing canine cops. In what was a split decision for the dogs, in one case the nine Justices said it was OK for a canine officer to sniff out drugs on his own as part of a traffic stop, but in another case, it was… Continue reading: Can Drug Dogs Smell Your Car When You Get a Traffic Ticket?
A new law went into effect on July 1, 2013 that did not garner a lot of attention. The new law, Florida Statutes Section 893.195, makes it a crime to sell drug paraphernalia. Now I know what you are thinking. That is a good law. We don’t want people selling needles to our kids, right. However, there are a lot of things on the list that can be used for perfectly legal purposes. Here are just a few of the… Continue reading: DRUG PARAPHERNALIA IN FLORIDA | TRAFFIC TICKET UPDATE
There is a popular push by people in several states to make the use of marijuana legal as a treatment for certain chronic and/or terminal conditions. Not quite as popular, but still present, is a push to legalize it completely for over the counter sale. At present, a few states have passed laws allowing doctors to prescribe for specific conditions and its sale under tight controls. Florida is not on this list. Therefore, before entering the state with pot, one… Continue reading: Understanding Cannabis Laws in Florida
Many states are seeing a growth in the number of citizens who would like to see cannabis (marijuana)made available as a prescription treatment for certain chronic conditions. These can include cancer, glaucoma, and certain types of chronic pain. Nationwide, there is a small percentage of people actively seeking legalization of this drug completely. While some states have begun to allow the use of medical marijuana under tightly controlled conditions, Florida is not one of them. Therefore, anyone considering taking this… Continue reading: Know the Pot Laws In Florida