Category Archives: Drug Law

What Should I Expect From My Lawyer?

When facing a legal matter, especially one that’s new to you, you might be a bit uncertain about how the situation is going to play out. If you’ve hired an attorney to help you resolve the matter, you may also be wondering what to expect from the legal counsel you’re paying for. Here’s an outline to help you gauge the level of service you’re receiving. Basic Expectations You Should Have of Your Attorney Communication. While most attorneys are working on … Read More

Educate yourself on Arizona Marijuana Laws

While the laws across the country are constantly changing in regards to the use and possession of marijuana, it’s important to stay up to speed, lest you find yourself in legal trouble. Here in Arizona, while the use of medical marijuana has been legalized, it’s still not completely legal yet. Here’s a rundown of the Arizona law and the potential consequences as they currently stand. Possession for Personal Use. The possession, sale and distribution of marijuana is regulated by both … Read More

Arizona Laws on Drug Testing

If you’re new to Arizona or are looking to change jobs in the state, you may face an employment screening that includes drug testing. It’s important to know the laws to make sure your rights are protected when being interviewed by a potential employer. Like most other states, Arizona has laws that allow drug testing in certain situations, as long as your potential employer follows the rules. Here are those rules at a glance: Rules for Job Applicants An employer … Read More

What if you get pulled over and have medical marijuana on you?

In 2010, Arizona became the 15th state to legalize the use of medical marijuana.  Since then, patients have been protected from arrest and prosecution for using the plant for medicinal purposes. Employers would also not be allowed to discriminate in hiring employees, as well as terminating employment against registered cardholders. However, there are stringent laws regarding driving and medical marijuana. You cannot operate a motor vehicle under the influence of anything much less marijuana. Even if you are a legal … Read More

FDA Wants Stricter Rules for Prescription Drugs

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is hoping to impose restrictions on prescription painkillers like Vicodin and OxyContin. The FDA announced last Wednesday that it is recommending tighter restrictions on opioids due to the growing level of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. A representative from the FDA states that drug abuse has, “Reached epidemic proportions in certain parts of the United States.” Sometimes dubbed “hillbilly heroin” Opioids are highly addictive and they are abused by millions of people. This … Read More