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Despite easing of marijuana laws, people can still be arrested

Marijuana use in Michigan is no longer treated as automatic cause for arrest.

In recent years, there has been a widespread easing of the restrictions on the use of marijuana. This reduces the number of people who are arrested for …


Have You Ever Wondered Why You Have to Be Over 18 to Purchase Certain Cough Medicines?

Did you know that methamphetamine can be made from pseudoephedrine, a nasal decongestant found in many OTC cold medicines? For this reason, there are age and amount restrictions on certain products containing pseudoephedrine nationwide. Read more here.


Feds Move to End Cocaine Disparities

In a long overdue action, Attorney General Merrick Garland has ended federal charging and sentencing disparities for drug cases involving crack cocaine and powder cocaine. There is no longer a legal distinction between the two forms of cocaine when it …


Using drugs to treat mental illness

Most Michigan residents have heard of psychedelic drugs, which are drugs designed to produce a mind-altering experience. Examples of psychedelic drugs include acid, ecstasy, ketamine and LSD.

A recent article explores the potential benefits of psychedelic drugs such as these …


Health care workers and drug charges

In Michigan, when people are injured, ill or suffer from conditions that result in physical pain, medical professionals will provide painkillers. Often, these are opioids like fentanyl. Fentanyl is a powerful medication that can be effective at providing relief. However, …


How does federal law classify illegal drugs?

Most people know that if you use, sell, manufacture or traffic drugs such as heroin or cocaine in the Troy area you can be charged with a drug crime. However, what if you were simply using cough syrup with codeine? …