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Dayton DUI Attorney Charles Rowland > DUI Law  > Drugs & Alcohol (Page 2)

Ohio Medical Marijuana Law: The 20 Qualifying Conditions

IMPLEMENTATION OF THE OHIO MEDICAL MARIJUANA LAW In June, Gov. John Kasich signed the Ohio Medical Marijuana Law, making Ohio the twenty-fifth state to legalize a comprehensive medical cannabis program. HB 523 provides that certain specific diseases, syndromes, disorders and ailments qualify for the program.  I have been inundated with questions about what will qualify under the law.  Here is the complete list (subject to change by regulators) that Ohio has chosen.Acquired immune deficiency syndrome(AIDS/HIV) Alzheimer’s disease Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) Cancer Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE, the degenerative disease most commonly found in football players and other athletes in contact sports) Crohn’s...

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Marijuana Timeline (An Update)

Hello, this is Charlie with a medical marijuana update,I'm reposting this information about Ohio's Medical Marijuana Plan timeline. So many of you have asked me about it.  Below is the latest information we have so far.  If you have any questions, please feel free to call me at (937) 318-1DUI.Marijuana TimelineMay 26, 2016House Bill 523 PassageSeptember 6, 2016:Effective Date of Bill Affirmative Defense BeginsOctober 6, 2016Appointment of Advisory CommitteeNovember 6, 2016Advisory Committee First MeetingMay 4, 2017Dept. of Commerce Establishes Rules and Standards for CultivationSeptember 6, 2017:Dept. of Commerce...

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Drugged Driving Defense: What Does The State Have To Prove

Drugged Driving Defense - It Can Happen To You! You are getting older. So you are prescribed DrugX by your physician.  You take DrugX responsibly, but a police officer stops you and because you exhibit some evidence of impairments (bloodshot eyes or constricted pupils..). The officer arrests you for drugged driving and the prosecutor allows the officer to testify as to the effects of DrugX.  With the "expert" testimony of the officer a jury finds you guilty. Is the officer's opinion enough, or must the State prove that the impaired driving was caused by DrugX? [Ed. note: Call Drugged Driving Defense Lawyer...

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Ohio House Passes Medical Marijuana Bill

For years, I have dedicated myself to ending the mistaken "War on Drugs" and treating addiction like a medical condition and not a crime. Today was a day I thought I would never see. The Ohio House of Representative passed a medical marijuana bill with support from both parties. This will give Ohio families much needed access to a medicine that has proven effective in other states. Can I get charged with OVI while driving under the influence of marijuana? Watch the video. ...

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Fairborn Municipal Court’s Vivitrol Drug Court Program Is Certified

The Fairborn Municipal Court's Vivitrol drug court has received certification. According to the very good story in the Fairborn Herald, The Fairborn Municipal Vivitrol Drug Court program aims to teach individuals how to live a drug and alcohol-free life. Those accepted are expected to be able to do so within two years of entering the program. It is broken into four phases, and individuals will begin Vivitrol treatment within the first phase, and possibly discontinuing the drug during or after the fourth phase, depending on the individual. In the first phase, participants are screened a minimum of two times per week, visit...

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Should I Blow? Now You Know!

When you are stopped on suspicion of OVI the question becomes - "Should I Blow?" . In this video, DUI attorney explains how the Breathalyzer test affects your defense. Unfortunately, the answer is "maybe" and involves a very complicated investigation of the facts of your case and your personal history.  You should NEVER refuse the test without understanding how a refusal would affect YOU.  No attorney can know all of the circumstances of your arrest and your personal history, always ask to speak to an attorney when making this decision.Can you answer "TRUE" to ALL of the following questions? If so, you can politely DECLINE...

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DUI Defense: How Much Do You Know About Drugs?

One of the most important aspects of modern DUI defense is knowing how to defend the alleged drug-impaired driver.  With increased focus on the drugged driver, DUI attorneys must have good resources at their disposal.  One of the best resources I have found is the Drug Enforcement Agency's Drugs of Abuse Resource Guide. It gives up-to-date information about both illegal and prescription drugs and allows you to explore effects and interactions.As one of the first Drug Recognition Expert trained DUI defense attorneys, I have manual after manual that gives detailed information about drug interaction.  I know the methodology law enforcement employs...

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Thanks Miami Valley NORML

On May 16th, I was honored to speak to Miami Valley NORML about how to properly handle a police interaction.  I was also able to pledge the continued support of myself and my office in helping to end the scourge of drug war arrests and make marijuana legal in Ohio. I have devoted most of my professional life to ending the failed War on Drugs.  The speech focused on many ways to know and exercise your rights.This may be the year that Ohio joins other states in re-legalizing marijuana. Miami Valley NORML is an indispensable partner in making this happen....

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Ohio State Highway Patrol – Ohio’s Drug Warriors

A state law passed in 2012 banned knowingly possessing hidden compartments in vehicles that are designed to conceal elicit drugs or evidence. The Ohio State Highway Patrol has used this law in their role as Ohio's leading drug warriors. Since 2012, OSP has tallied 24 cases of hidden compartment violations and counting.  Punishments are steep with charges ranging up to a second degree felony.  In addition, the car is crushed.If you are involved in a traffic stop, expect that the trooper is looking to convert the stop into a drug investigation.  Drug citations growing! More than 7,000 violations were tallied in...

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New Rules In Effect For Vicodin (Hydrocodone)

Drug Schedules Changing For Some Vicodin - Hydrocodone Combos If you or someone you know takes hydrocodone, you need to know that brand new regulations went into effect Monday, which will change how you get the drug.  Hydrocodone/paracetamol, hydrocodone/acetaminophen, or hydrocodone/APAP (or under brand names such as Lortab, Norco or Vicodin) is a combination opioidnarcotic analgesic drug consisting of hydrocodone and paracetamol (acetaminophen) used to relieve moderate to severe pain.The DEA rule switching"hydrocodone combination products" like Lortab and Vicodin from schedule III to schedule II  was passed to curb abuse and encourage patients and prescribers to consider alternative ways to deal...

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