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Taking-off with pot

States have different laws regarding medical and recreational marijuana. This evolving patchwork has caused confusion on whether airline passengers face drug charges for taking marijuana aboard passenger airliners. The Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) announced, in an April 20 social media post, that it does not inspect luggage for marijuana at airports. There are no TSA regulations governing the possession or transportation of marijuana and cannabis-infused products.

Poppy seed bagels imperil drug tests

The famous poppy seed defense may be valid. Poppy seeds can trigger a false positive drug test because they come from opium poppies, which sometimes contain small traces of morphine. These results have led to lawsuits and serve as a reminder that inaccurate drug testing can lead to false drug charges or other legal problems.

Defending against prescription drug charges

Pennsylvania's Controlled Substance, Drug, Device and Cosmetic Act sets out the different schedules, or classes, of prescription drugs in the state. These schedules determine the sentencing guidelines to be applied when a party is charged with a prescription drug, or controlled substance, crime.

Sentencing entrapment defense

Many Pennsylvania drug cases are brought with the assistance of a confidential informant, or undercover agent. Often, a sting operation will be setup by law enforcement in which a drug deal will be arranged between a suspect and an informant. It is in these circumstances that sentencing entrapment can happen.

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