Controlled Substances Law. Legal news and articles for April 24 - 26, 2017

18 arrested in major meth bustMarijuana Legalization Protesters ArrestedNYS Senate bills aimed at opioid & heroin abuseMarijuana decriminalized but still triggers gun felonyLake Worth doctor busted for oxycodone prescriptionsCherokee Nation sues pharmacies, drug distributors over opioid epidemicSenate passes measures to fight heroin and drug crisis with tougher lawsOfficials: 5 Florida VA medical centers have reported missing or ...The Pot Industry's Legal Minefield—How To Negotiate State Rights Versus Federal RestrictionsCherokee Nation sues pharmacies, drug distributors over opioid epidemicNFL doctors need to protect the players, not the teamWest Hartford Will Participate in Program for Safe Drug DisposalPrescription Drug Take Back Day is April 29, with three locations in Vail ValleyWoman arrested after attempting to give drugs to prison inmate says Carson City Sheriff's OfficeTwo Tampa Bay area VA hospitals among those with reported ...

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Court report - 3/26/17
Walla Walla Union-BulletinMarch 26, 2017

Mark A. Alvarez, 31, 738 N. Eighth Ave., was charged March 14 with two counts of violation of the Uniform Controlled Substances Act and one count each of second-degree vehicle prowling, third-degree theft, and obstructing a law enforcement officer ...more »

Abbott hails Trump administration's sanctuary city criticism
KEYE TVMarch 27, 2017

Greg Abbott is applauding the Trump administration's vows to punish "sanctuary cities," which shelter people in the country illegally by refusing to help the federal government enforce immigration laws. U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Monday ...more »

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18 arrested in major meth bust
douglascountysentinelApril 26, 2017

Juvenal Duarte Castaneda, 28, Jermaude St. Clair Earl, 42, Maria Delcarmen Mora, 37, and Wesley Boyd Paige, 31 were all charged with use of communications facility, conspiracy to violate the Georgia Controlled Substance Act and RICO. All their bonds ...more »

Marijuana Legalization Protesters Arrested
Georgetown University The HoyaApril 26, 2017

“We know that the best way to make America great again is not enforcing the outdated Controlled Substances Act, but providing Americans the liberty to choose cannabis for relaxation, enjoyment, and medicine.” Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) ...more »

NYS Senate bills aimed at opioid & heroin abuse
WGRZ-TVApril 25, 2017

Senate Bill 2639, passed earlier this week, would mandate that hospital and emergency room physicians notify the primary care physician, or prescribing medical professional, if their patient is being treated for a controlled substance or an overdose ...more »

Marijuana decriminalized but still triggers gun felony
The News JournalApril 25, 2017

He was legally allowed to own a firearm, except for a state law enacted in 2011 that says one cannot have a semi-automatic firearm or handgun while possessing a controlled substance. "It is undisputed that the amount of marijuana found in Murray's room ...more »

Lake Worth doctor busted for oxycodone prescriptions
Palm Beach PostApril 25, 2017

According to the indictment, Deleon offered patients prescriptions for oxycodone and other controlled substances without a legitimate medical purpose. Deleon prescribed oxycodone in excessive and inappropriate quantities and without conducting complete ...more »

Cherokee Nation sues pharmacies, drug distributors over opioid epidemic
FOX 61April 25, 2017

The Cherokee Nation has accused the companies of not complying with federal drug regulations, which include keeping detailed information on the medications they sell, protecting pills from theft and refusing to fill “suspicious” prescriptions. The ...more »

Senate passes measures to fight heroin and drug crisis with tougher laws
Madison County CourierApril 25, 2017

Bill S2722 – bans the analog substances of scheduled controlled substances. By expanding the state's ability to ban analog substances, state drug and law enforcement agencies are given another tool to combat the quickly moving world of designer drugs ...more »

Officials: 5 Florida VA medical centers have reported missing or ...
Fox 35 OrlandoApril 25, 2017

Prescription drugs have been stolen or gone missing from five VA Medical Centers in Florida, including Orlando, according to a new report from federal officials.more »

The Pot Industry's Legal Minefield—How To Negotiate State Rights Versus Federal Restrictions
Huffington PostApril 25, 2017

... the larger intellectual property law firm. Specializing in helping companies within the Cannabis space—predominantly startups and small to mid-sized businesses—their core competency being intellectual property protection: Patents, trademarks ...more »

Cherokee Nation sues pharmacies, drug distributors over opioid epidemic
AZFamilyApril 25, 2017

"Beyond reporting and stopping shipment of orders that are determined to be suspicious, we provide daily reports about ... every single order of controlled substances we distribute to regulatory and enforcement professionals." Similarly, CVS Health ...more »

NFL doctors need to protect the players, not the team
Washington PostApril 24, 2017

The Controlled Substances Act is not simply a set of rules to be followed for the sake of following rules. The act plays an important role in addressing the burgeoning prescription-drug problem in this country. For NFL physicians to exercise anything ...more »

West Hartford Will Participate in Program for Safe Drug Disposal
http://www.we-ha.com (press release) (registration) (blog)April 24, 2017

On Saturday, April 29, 2017, the West Hartford Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration will coordinate a collaborative effort with state and local law enforcement agencies to remove potentially dangerous controlled substances from our ...more »

Prescription Drug Take Back Day is April 29, with three locations in Vail Valley
Vail Daily NewsApril 24, 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 »

Woman arrested after attempting to give drugs to prison inmate says Carson City Sheriff's Office
Nevada AppealApril 24, 2017

At 4:10 p.m., Johanna Thomas, 52, of Mound House, and JD Powers, 45, a transient, were arrested on suspicion of felony conspiracy to violate the uniform control substance act, felony possession of a controlled substance, felony possession of a ...more »

Two Tampa Bay area VA hospitals among those with reported ...
Bradenton HeraldApril 24, 2017

Two Tampa Bay area VA hospitals are among the five in Florida that have reported missing or stolen drugs, according to a letter from the U.S. Department of ...more »

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