Controlled Substances Law. Legal news and articles for April 28 - 30, 2017

Las Vegas offers needle exchange program through vending machinesVeteran Says Medical Marijuana Controls His PTSD Symptoms: Wants Cannabis For All VetsMilledgeville man arrested on drug chargesCongress must act to help reduce public safety threat in communitiesA new idea for filling hard-to-fill health-care jobs: Ex-offendersArea Arrests for April 29A fast track to riches; harm in their wakeA fast track to riches; harm in their wakeDrug Take Back set for April 29PureCBD Pushes WhiteHouse PetitionCourt report - 4/28/17Michigan suspends Bloomfield Hills doctor over opioid prescriptionsLongmont police notes: Marijuana, DUI and a controlled substanceNFL commissioner talks marijuana: “You're ingesting smoke, so that's not usually a very positive thing”Outback Steakhouse in the clear for firing bartender over marijuana

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Mallinckrodt reaches $35 million settlement in US drug probe
Pharmacy Today, American Pharmacists Association, pharmacist.comApril 4, 2017

The U.S. Attorney's Office in Detroit had been investigating the possibility that Mallinckrodt failed to report suspicious orders of controlled substances from 2006 to 2011 in violation of the Controlled Substances Act. The U.S. Attorney's Office in ...more »

Judge denies motion to drop 400 charges against Florence doctor
Ravalli RepublicApril 6, 2017

Christensen was arrested in August 2015 following a year-long investigation that included a raid on his former Florence clinic on April 1, 2014, in a move law enforcement called Operation Hippocrates. The Florence doctor is charged with providing ...more »

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Las Vegas offers needle exchange program through vending machines
Washington PostApril 30, 2017

Opponents of the sites say that it is never wise to condone drug use and that safe injection locations could violate the federal Controlled Substances Act, which prohibits drug possession as well as operating a place where people use drugs. [Read more].more »

Veteran Says Medical Marijuana Controls His PTSD Symptoms: Wants Cannabis For All Vets
SalonApril 29, 2017

What's more is that since the herb is classified a Schedule I dangerous drug under the DEA's Controlled Substances Act, it is against federal law for physicians employed with Veterans Affairs to so much as utter the word “cannabis” when treating vets ...more »

Milledgeville man arrested on drug charges
The Union-RecorderApril 29, 2017

Johnson was arrested Sunday and charged with the following offenses, records show: three counts of Violation of the Georgia Controlled Substances Act for possession of hydrcodone, possession of codene, and possession of oxycodone, and theft by taking.more »

Congress must act to help reduce public safety threat in communities
The Suburban TimesApril 29, 2017

“Allowing tightly regulated marijuana businesses the ability to access the banking system will help reduce the threat of crime, robbery and assault in our communities and keep the cash out of cartels.” “Since we first introduced this legislation ...more »

A new idea for filling hard-to-fill health-care jobs: Ex-offenders
Washington PostApril 29, 2017

In 2015, Pennsylvania's Supreme Court struck down a decades-old law that had prohibited people with certain offenses — including theft and murder — from working in long-term-care facilities, home care agencies and adult day centers. ... dentists and ...more »

Area Arrests for April 29
The Daily CitizenApril 29, 2017

Francis Antonio Rodriguez, 44, 215 Dug Gap Road-215, Dalton, was charged Thursday by the Dalton Police Department with attempt or conspiracy to violate the Georgia Controlled Substances Act and use of communication facilities in drug transactions.more »

A fast track to riches; harm in their wake
MyAJCApril 29, 2017

The plea acknowledges that two of those supplements contained Methasterone, a particularly potent designer steroid that has been classified as a controlled substance, as well as a “slightly adjusted” similar compound. Neither of the supplements — one ...more »

A fast track to riches; harm in their wake
MyAJCApril 29, 2017

The plea acknowledges that two of those supplements contained Methasterone, a particularly potent designer steroid that has been classified as a controlled substance, as well as a “slightly adjusted” similar compound. Neither of the supplements — one ...more »

Drug Take Back set for April 29
Brunswicktimes GazetteApril 29, 2017

Four days after the first event, Congress passed the Secure and Responsible Drug Disposal Act of 2010, which amends the Controlled Substances Act to allow an “ultimate user” of controlled substance medications to dispose of them by delivering them to ...more »

PureCBD Pushes WhiteHouse Petition
PR Newswire (press release)April 29, 2017

Law firms are also stepping in, Ho Ban Law Group is making a case against the DEA's attempt to classify CBD Oil to that of Marijuana. Cannabinoids are NOT illegal controlled substances, and the Ho Ban Law Groups statement can be read here. It is clear ...more »

Court report - 4/28/17
Walla Walla Union-BulletinApril 28, 2017

Joel Hines, 24, Milton-Freewater, was sentenced April 20 on one count violation of the Uniform Controlled Substances Act. The sentence included $200 in court costs, $500 to the crime victims compensation fund, $100 each crime lab and biological DNA ...more »

Michigan suspends Bloomfield Hills doctor over opioid prescriptions
Detroit Free PressApril 28, 2017

"St. Joseph Mercy Oakland has received notification that Dr. Kenneth Chun's controlled substances license and medical license have been suspended by the State of Michigan," he said. "Pursuant to the hospital's medical staff bylaws, immediate action has ...more »

Longmont police notes: Marijuana, DUI and a controlled substance
Longmont Times-CallApril 28, 2017

It's fine to have differences of opinion, but there's no need to act like a jerk. Use your own words (don't copy and paste from elsewhere), be honest and don't pretend to be someone (or something) you're not. Our commenting section is self-policing, so ...more »

NFL commissioner talks marijuana: “You're ingesting smoke, so that's not usually a very positive thing”
The Denver PostApril 28, 2017

More than half the U.S. has legalized the use of marijuana for medical use, but it is still a federally illegal substance. As a Schedule I drug per the Controlled Substances Act, it is classified alongside heroin and LSD, as having “no currently ...more »

Outback Steakhouse in the clear for firing bartender over marijuana
MLive.comApril 28, 2017

The state medical marijuana act does not override federal law that defines marijuana as a controlled substance and does not "impose restrictions on private employers," Michelson wrote. This month, Michigan created the Bureau of Medical Marihuana ...more »

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