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How are marijuana manufacturing charges determined?

Over the last few years, the United States showed a gradual increase in the acceptance of medicinal and recreational marijuana in certain states. Although still illegal on a federal level, it was not aggressively enforced and generally unofficially left at each state's discretion. The current administration, however, has made a few subtle suggestions that they might not be as apathetic toward drug usage. This can be applied to both drug use and drug possession, as well as drug trafficking and drug manufacturing.

Understanding the different drug crime types

Being accused of a crime means more than just potential penalties. It could also mean a tarnished reputation and a harmed personal and professional life. Thus, it is important to understand what details and evidence are used to charge individuals in Pennsylvania and elsewhere with a harsh crime such as a drug charge. This information could help those accused of a drug crime assert their right to a criminal defense.

Person allegedly sells crack to police in Pennsylvania

There are many individuals in Pennsylvania who use drugs for various purposes. These individuals sometimes use drugs for legal purposes such as prescription drugs. However, many others use the drugs illegally. Since the drugs are illegal, they cannot simply go to the local drug store and pick them up. They must buy them from individuals who sell the drugs. This can be a way to make money, but it can also lead to serious drug charges.

Pennsylvania's Good Samaritan Act can protect you from charges

There is no denying that there is a terrible heroin and opiate problem here in the Lehighton area, just as there is around the rest of the United States. People are overdosing in public bathrooms, inside of cars, in front of small children and members of the general public. Inevitably, they also wind up overdosing and dying in front of friends and family members, some of whom may also be engaged in drug-abusing behaviors.

How flawed drug tests can incriminate innocent people

In 2007, police officers pulled over drummer Don Bolles and arrested him for possession of Gamma Hydroxybutyrate (GHB), which is commonly referred to as a date rape drug. The police officers allegedly found the banned depressant after pulling over Bolles in Newport Beach, California due to a broken taillight and searching his van. However, a lab test showed that the substance found in Bolles' van was actually a natural, peppermint-infused cleanser and the charges against the drummer were dropped.

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