Reexamining Wisconsin’s marijuana laws

On Election Day, two Western states decided to legalize the recreational use of marijuana under certain circumstances. Rather than locking up increasingly significant numbers of our population for relatively minor drug crimes that disproportionately affect youth and minorities, Midwestern states might want to consider doing the same. The issue of marijuana legalization is complicated and […]

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Efforts to combat abuse of bath salts seem to be working

When a new fad breaks onto the scene, it occasionally becomes something that Americans continue to use for years and even decades. More often than not however, fads are widespread for a short period of time and then quickly die out. Evidence suggests that the group of substances commonly referred to as “bath salts,” which […]

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Wisconsin DOT to alter rules and grant certain offenders jobs

We have previously written about how criminal convictions can keep individuals from gainful employment in certain fields. However, when an individual has committed a low-level offense and served his or her time, it is always a victory when lawmakers recognize that these individuals should be allowed more employment opportunities. Thanks to one woman’s case, the […]

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Milwaukee begins crackdown on synthetic marijuana

Milwaukee is beginning to crack down on manufacturers and sellers of synthetic marijuana. Though few drug charges related to synthetic marijuana have been formally prosecuted in Wisconsin’s courts to date, that trend appears to be changing. This month, a regular traffic stop ultimately ended in the confiscation of more than 10 pounds of synthetic marijuana […]

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DEA announces nationwide ban on synthetic drug ‘bath salts’

On behalf of Craig Kuhary, Attorney at Law posted in Drug Charges on Thursday, October 27, 2011. In previous posts, we have written about Wisconsin’s efforts to ban newer recreational drugs like synthetic marijuana. Many individual cities and communities passed their own bans because there was no statewide law to prohibit the drug’s use. These […]

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Wisconsin lawmaker seeks statewide ban on synthetic marijuana

We have previously reported on efforts to ban synthetic marijuana in Wisconsin. Individual cities have enacted their own bans, but synthetic marijuana – sometimes called “K2” or “Spice” – has yet to be banned statewide. A new piece of legislation seeks to change that. One Wisconsin lawmaker is introducing a bill that would outlaw synthetic […]

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Local Bans on Synthetic Pot Cause Headaches in Wisconsin: Part II

In my last post, I focused on how letting individual cities enact their own legislation is causing problems for users and distributors of synthetic pot. Many are breaking the law without realizing it, based solely on where they happen to be standing. This small detail has resulted in drug charges for some who thought the […]

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Local Bans on Synthetic Pot Cause Headaches in Wisconsin: Part I

While synthetic marijuana (or synthetic pot) has been around since the new millennium it has only gained national attention in the last year. Increased synthetic pot use has spurred action among local lawmakers and resulted in drug charges for some users. The drug mimics the high from marijuana but contains none of the same ingredients. […]

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