Maine Marijuana Laws: Decriminalized but Still Tricky

Decriminalizing Pot doesn’t always mean it is completely legal. Here are some current guidelines.

Possession

Unlike several other states that chose an ounce as the cutoff for a civil penalty, Maine allows you to possess up to 2.5 ounces and still receive a civil ticket. The fine is a flat $600 regardless of the amount.

Once you pass the 2.5 mark, up to 8 ounces is… Read more

He is a Drug Addict, but he Keeps Passing Drug Tests – How?

The probation department has the ability to send a test off to be examined for tampering, but you don’t have those same connections. Understanding how they can be cheated will help you test him more effectively.

Related: How do America’s drug courts work?

The Houdini switch

Drug users have this down to a science.  Everyone in the group knows someone… Read more

Are Penalties Stiffer For Selling Drugs in a Drug-Free School Zone?

Being accused of dealing drugs or having enough in your possession for resale is a serious situation, but many states have also implemented additional penalties for drug situations near a school. Each state sets its own rules about this, but in most cases it is a higher grade of felony with longer sentences.

What is a Drug-Free School Zone?

A school… Read more

A Bath Salt Addict Describes Why She Gave Them Up

How did you discover bath salts?

I was on probation and my probation officer was giving me random drug tests. A friend told me that the current drug screens being used in my county didn’t check for bath salts so it would be a high that I couldn’t be violated for.  I decided to try them out with her.  Little did I know they would cause me to violate… Read more

Why and How Drugs Are Divided Into Different Classes and Levels

The class of drug is typically included in the criminal charge for possession, sale or use. For examples, the charge would read, “Possession of a Class I drug for resale,” or “Possession of a Class II drug”.

How They’re Classed

While each agency determines which drugs fall into each schedule, class or level, they are usually grouped together according to certain criteria. For example, in Tennessee, drugs that… Read more