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US Supreme Court says Jamaican man wrongfully deported over ganja

From the Jamaica Observer: The United States Supreme Court has ruled in favour of a Jamaican national who was deported from the United States over possession of a small amount of marijuana. The court, by a seven-two decision, ruled that Adrian Moncrieffe — a long-time US resident should have had the opportunity to contest his deportation. US Supreme Court Justice…read more →

Heroin Possession in Arizona

Possession of Heroin in Arizona Defined The elements of a heroin drug possession violation vary depending upon the state. Arizona defines illegal possession of narcotics, including heroin, in Arizona Revised Statute number 13-3408: The possession, use, administration, acquisition, sale, manufacture or transportation of narcotic drugs. The statute broadly defines illegal possession as knowingly having on your person, either for use…read more →

DUI for Drugs in Arizona

In Arizona, it is unlawful for any person to be in physical control of a vehicle in public while under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or vapors. This means that any person who operates a vehicle in public after drinking alcohol or using drugs is subject to being charged with driving under the influence—popularly referred to as DUI. A DUI…read more →

Cocaine Possession in Arizona

In Arizona, cocaine is classified as a narcotic drug. The qualifications and penalties for the possession of a cocaine and the possession of cocaine for sale are listed in the Arizona Revised Statutes (ARS) § 13-3408. Any violation of these laws is a criminal offense that could result in prison time and significant fines. What are the qualifications for the…read more →

Arizona Takes Action Against Synthetic Marijuana

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer’s decision to sign into law a bill banning the use of synthetic marijuana substitutes showcases the growing difficulty state law enforcement agencies are facing regarding the growth in popularity of these dangerous marijuana substitutes. While Brewer claims that this is another tool to assist Arizona law enforcement officers in stopping the use of synthetic substitutes, it…read more →

The Atlantic opinion: The War on Drugs Is Far More Immoral Than Most Drug Use

Interesting article about the War on Drugs at the Atlantic: Denying marijuana to sick people whose suffering it would ease is immoral. When a paramilitary police squad raids a family home, battering down doors without knocking, exploding flash grenades, shooting family pets, and handcuffing children, all to recover a small number of marijuana plants, the officers or the people who…read more →

Mass. Judge Sends Drug Lab Cases to High Court

A justice of Massachusetts’ highest court has agreed to ask the full court to decide two cases in which prosecutors are challenging how lower courts are handling drug convictions now in jeopardy because of alleged misconduct by a chemist at a state drug-testing lab. Annie Dookhan has pleaded not guilty to faking test results and evidence tampering. Essex District Attorney…read more →

What is TASC and what happens if I violate TASC?

We get a lot of questions regarding TASC and what happens if someone violates the terms of the TASC program in Arizona. Here is a short video by David Michael Cantor about TASC and what happens if you violate the terms: TASC (Treatment Assessment Screening Centers) is a non-profit organization that serves the residents of Arizona with substance abuse and mental health treatment….read more →

Overview of Arizona Marijuana Possession Laws

The Arizona laws for marijuana possession vary greatly depending on the specific offense that you have been charged with and the sentencing procedure. For example, simple possession of less than two pounds of marijuana can result in a jail sentence that lasts anywhere from four months to two years, and up to a seven-hundred and fifty dollar fine. The sentencing…read more →

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