The Changing Political Landscape of Marijuana

In this most recent voting season a number of states made marijuana legal in their respective states. Oregon, Washington, and Colorado no longer include marijuana as an illegal substance. This is very different from states that have medical marijuana because those states still require that a person receive a medical marijuana license from a doctor[…]

Drug Charges and Drug Evaluations

A large number of people involved in the justice system are there because of drugs. Whether they were caught trying drugs for the first time or have been battling a drug addiction for years the courts will often treat them the same. With the help of a criminal defense attorney the defendant can often get[…]

New Drug Dealer Trend Makes Policing More Difficult

Law enforcement agencies are reporting that a new national trend among drug rings is making their jobs more difficult. The trend is that drug rings are moving drug dealers from state to state to keep them from being identified and apprehended by officials. Strike force members say that once they identify a drug dealer the[…]

The Drug Evaluation Process for Driving While Impaired in Utah

Utah Drug Recognition Evaluators (DRE) The Drug Evaluation and Classification Programs trains law enforcement personnel how to detect and apprehend drug-impaired drivers in Utah.  In order to become a Drug Recognition Evaluator or DRE, the law enforcement personnel has to take 16 hours of drug recognition preschool, 56 hours of drug recognition expert school, and[…]

Utah Driving Under the Influence of Marijuana Lawyer

Any preparation of cannabis sativa can be defined as marijuana. Marijuana, in turn, can be referred to as pot, weed, grass, reefer etc. and can be smoked in a pipe or rolled into a cigarette. It is the oldest known drug aside from alcohol. Marijuana acts with sedative and hallucinogenic symptoms on the central and[…]

Utah Police Issuing Citations for “Spice”

What is “Spice”? There has been some recent buzz in the media outlets about “spice” which some Utah police are classifying as a new recreational drug.  Spice is a mixture of herbs, most of which are used as medicinal herbs, with herbal synthetic cannabinoids.  Cannabinoids occur naturally in the human body and are produced by[…]