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Have You Heard Of Powdered Alcohol? Palcohol?

This week the release of powdered alcohol "palcohol" was approved, then rescinded, then changed to delayed.First the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, a branch of the Treasury Department issued "label approval" on April 8th.  Apparently this was not the case as many internet sources began reporting that the ATT&T rescinded the approval.  Well now, the news seems to be that there will be a delay as the labeling on the product is changed.  So you will have to wait until the fall for your powdered treats.On its website, Palcohol says it plans to offer six varieties, including vodka,...

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Possession of a Controlled Substance: Drug Possession Laws

Drug Possession, a.k.a. Possession of a controlled substance is defined in Ohio as knowingly obtaining, possessing or using a controlled substance under the Ohio Revised Code § 2925.11.  As applied to marijuana, possession of less than 100 grams (or about 3.5 ounces), giving 20 grams or less of marijuana to another person, or growing less than 100 grams of marijuana are each considered  “minor misdemeanors,” punishable by a maximum fine of $150. A minor misdemeanor is not a “jailable” offense, but a person’s driver’s license can be suspended for a period ranging from six months to five years, and a...

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Does Alcohol Consumption Kill Brain Cells?

It has become a common belief that alcohol consumption kills brain cells, but is that true?Much of the anti-alcohol rhetoric comes from the prohibition era.  The early temperance writers made the assertion that alcohol killed brain cells and also insisted that the alcohol in their blood could cause “drunkards” to catch fire and burn alive. Hanson, David J. Alcohol Education: What we Must Do. Westport, Connecticut: Praeger, 1996, p. 13.  While such over the top arguments have been dropped, they have left the impression that drinking alcohol hurts your brain.  Fortunately, nothing could be further from the truth.Scientific medical research...

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20 Golden Rules from Ohio Lawyers Assistance Program

1. Behave yourself.2. Answer the phone.3. Return your phone calls.4. Pay your bills.5. Keep your hands off your clients’ money.6. Tell the truth.7. Admit ignorance.8. Be honorable.9. Defend the honor of your fellow attorneys.10. Be gracious and thoughtful.11. Value the time of your fellow attorneys.12. Give straight answers.13. Avoid the need to go to court.14. Think first.15. Remember: You are first a professional and then a businessman. If you seek riches, become a businessman and hire an attorney.16. Remember: There is no such thing as billing 3,000 hours a year.17. Tell your clients how to behave. If they can’t they...

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DUI Science: Are Gastric Bypass Patients More Susceptible to a DUI?

According to the results of a new study in the February issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons, the dramatic changes that occur as a result of gastric bypass surgery can cause some people to overindulge when using alcohol thereby increasing their risk for a DUI. As cited at by Science Daily (linked HERE): Studies have shown that gastric bypass patients often find it difficult adjusting to physical and psychological changes after the procedure. An increased risk of depression, alcoholism, and other substance abuse issues for this patient population led researchers to take a more in-depth look at how...

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Ohio Controlled Substances Act, Drug Schedules

If you get arrested for possession of a controlled substance, it feels like your world is falling apart.  If you are unfamiliar with the judicial system you are likely scared to death and wondering what will happen.  The first and most important decision you can make at this point is to hire an experienced and competent defender.  Charles M. Rowland II will file a motion to suppress, aggressively prepare for trial and present your best case to the prosecutor.  Preparation leads to better results including dismissal, a reduction in your charge, treatments in lieu of conviction, or an acquittal at...

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Alcohol Treatment Resources on the Internet

The Journal of the American Medical Association defines alcoholism as a chronic disease that is influenced by genetic predisposition, issues of environment, and mental wellness. Over time and without treatment, alcoholism gets worse, creating fatal health consequences and psychological preoccupation with alcohol that distorts the thinking.The World Health Organization estimates that about 140 million people throughout the world suffer from alcohol dependence.  In the United States and Western Europe, 10 to 20 percent of men and 5 to 10 percent of women at some point in their lives will meet the criteria for alcoholism. That equates to approximately 12% of...

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Driving Under the Influence of Ecstasy

Driving Under the Influence of Drugs in Ohio"Ecstasy," 3,4-Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) is popular among recreational drug users ages 17-25 who take the drug to experience heightened responsiveness to intimate touch, increased sexual stimulation, increased energy, elevated self-esteem and euphoria.  Several recent studies have attempted to define MDMA/ecstasy impairment:Nichols, "Differences Between the Mechanism of Action of MDMA, MBB and the Classic Hallucinogens, Identification of a New Therapeutic Class: Entactogens," 18 J. Psychoactive Drugs 305 (1986); Parrott & Lasky, "Ecstasy (MDMA) Effects Upon Mood and Cognition: Before, During and After a Saturday Night Dance," 139 Psychopharmacology, 261 (1998); McCann et al., "Cognitive Performance in (+3,4-Methylenedioxymethamphetamine...

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Marijuana, a primer from NHTSA

Image via Wikipedia Mark Babb provides complete representation to the defendant accused of drug trafficking, drug possession or any drug-related charge. Contact Mark Babb for a free consultation at 937-879-9542. Cannabis / Marijuana ( Δ 9 -Tetrahydrocannabinol, THC)Marijuana is a green or gray mixture of dried shredded flowers and leaves of the hemp plant Cannabis sativa. Hashish consists of resinous secretions of the cannabis plant. Dronabinol (synthetic THC) is a light yellow resinous oil.Learn about Ohio's laws on Marijuana and driving under the influence in our video. Synonyms: Cannabis, marijuana, pot, reefer, buds, grass, weed, dope, ganja, herb, boom, gangster, Mary Jane, sinsemilla, shit,...

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Speed Trap Exchange from the National Motorists Association

So, you are ready to get in the car and take that big Memorial Day trip.  Beware, state troopers are on the prowl and the Ohio State Highway Patrol promises to be very active this holiday weekend making sure we behave well and get to our destination safely.  The National Motorists Association has compiled a SPEED TRAP EXCHANGE (www.speedtrap.org) to warn motorists of spots where patrols will be particularly brisk.  If you make use of this valuable tool, be sure to join the National Motorists Association as it is one of the foremost citizen rights groups in the United States.  Charles...

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