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“Weed Day” How Did 420 Get It’s Name?

April 20th is Weed Day. I am fascinated by the origin of the term "420" and how it became associated with marijuana.  There are as many stories about its origin as there are people you ask.  Just a short search on Google leads to the following "Weed Day" origin stories.It’s the number of active chemicals in marijuana. It’s teatime in Holland. It has something to do with Hitler’s birthday. It’s those numbers in that Bob Dylan song multiplied. It was like a police code for smoking in progress or something. In 2003, when the California Legislature codified the medical...

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day: A Call To Action

Martin Luther King Jr. Day - A Call To Action I am celebrating this Martin Luther King Jr. Day by joining my voice with the chorus who recognize the "War on Drugs" is a racist construct that must be concluded.  Our decades-old war on drugs is a racist conspiracy. It was designed to unfairly incarcerate blacks to profit government agencies and corporate America.   In an article in the Huffington Post, Dylan Ratigan and Russell Simmons wrote, "A Federal law passed in 1986 allowed law enforcement agencies to seize drug money, and use it to supplement their budgets. Grabbing cash connected to drugs...

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Happy New Year from Dayton DUI

Here's a New Year's Wish from Charles Rowland and all of us at Dayton DUI. And ye, who have met with Adversity's blast, And been bow'd to the earth by its fury; To whom the Twelve Months, that have recently pass'd Were as harsh as a prejudiced jury - Still, fill to the Future! and join in our chime, The regrets of remembrance to cozen, And having obtained a New Trial of Time, Shout in hopes of a kindlier dozen.Charles M. Rowland II dedicates his practice to defending the accused drunk driver in the Miami Valley and throughout Ohio.  He has the credentials and the experience to win your...

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Happy Holidays From All Of Us At DaytonDUI

From all of us at Dayton DUI, we wish you the happiest of the holiday season. Holiday messages - I always struggle with these  holiday messages. I want to be sincere (see the Longfellow quote). Yet, I do not wish to be overly sentimental (thus, the Muppet video). Then it occurred to me: There are always people who take the holidays a little too seriously. Others among us do not find time to see the beauty of the holiday season.  As my kids have grown, I found myself failing to see the magic and falling into the latter camp. That changed last...

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To Our Clients: Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving Thank you to all of you who trust us to represent you through the tough times in your life.  We are thankful for the trust you place in us and for the opportunity to represent you.  We will use this season as a rededication to you, our clients.We are thankful for the notes of thanks we receive from past clients and we are thankful for all of you who tell a trusted friend that we can help them.  We are thankful for the kind words when we are frustrated and the shared laughs when the absurdity of the world...

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It Is Election Day – Get Out And Vote!

Today is election day! Get out there and let your voice be heard. So many of the things we talk about on this page can change.traffic cameras, a good Ohio Supreme Court marijuana reform, ending the drug war, grand jury reform, front license plates, good judges, racial justice, police oversight, mandatory sentences, good appellate courts, policing for profit, prison reform,"If you are bored and disgusted by politics and don't bother to vote, you are in effect voting for the entrenched Establishments of the two major parties, who please rest assured are not dumb, and who are keenly aware that...

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Happy Halloween From All Of Us At Dayton DUI

Happy Halloween from all of us at Dayton DUI “I think if human beings had genuine courage, they'd wear their costumes every day of the year, not just on Halloween. Wouldn't life be more interesting that way? And now that I think about it, why the heck don't they? Who made the rule that everybody has to dress like sheep 364 days of the year? Think of all the people you'd meet if they were in costume every day. People would be so much easier to talk to - like talking to dogs. ” ― Douglas Coupland, The Gum Thief Beware of the...

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Happy Labor Day from Dayton DUI

Happy Labor Day from Dayton DUI!  Dayton DUI will be closed in honor of America's workers. If you need to reach me, call my 24 hour number at (937) 776-2671.Labor day means a great deal to me. My father started out in the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen which became the United Transportation Union.  My Mom was a proud member of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME).   Without the good wages and benefits provided by their shared sacrifice, I could never have gone to college.  We had a placard in our house given to my dad...

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Dayton DUI Wishes You a Happy Memorial Day Holiday

"Poor is the country that has no heroes.  But beggared is the people who having them forgets." -Col. Wm. A. Jones III, Medal of Honor Recipient-As you pause to remember those who have died in our nation's service, have a safe and relaxing Memorial Day Weekend.  If you find yourself in need of representation resulting from a DUI arrest, contact Charles M. Rowland II at 937-318-1DUI (318-1384) or 1-888-ROWLAND (888-769-5263). ...

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