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Monthly Archives: December 2023


Domestic Violence Charges Are Much More Serious When A Weapon Is Involved

By Scriven Law, P.A. |

Ask any police officer or 911 operator, and they will tell you that domestic violence calls are all in a day’s work.  It is nothing out of the ordinary when a couple gets into an argument, tempers flare, fists fly, and someone calls the police.  Most domestic violence cases blow over quickly, at least… Read More »

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Since When Is The Active Ingredient In Root Beer A Controlled Substance?

By Scriven Law, P.A. |

Perhaps you have never knowingly seen a sassafras tree, but just the word “sassafras” evokes feelings of cozy, carefree innocence.  Just from the name, you can tell how sweet it is.  Wikipedia says that safrole, a chemical compound found in sassafras leaves, is what gives sassafras its characteristic “sweet shop” smell.  The ecological reason… Read More »

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Federal Agency Recommends Changing Cannabis From A Schedule I To A Schedule III Controlled Substance

By Scriven Law, P.A. |

There are plenty of terrifying drugs out there, but suboxone is not one of them.  Suboxone is the drug of choice in medication-assisted therapy for opioid use disorder.  It makes it possible for people living with opioid use disorder to administer their own medication, just like people living with clinical depression administer their own… Read More »

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Florida Senior Faces Probation Sentence For Her Role In Methaqualone Trafficking Operation

By Scriven Law, P.A. |

Methaqualone, a sedative, was a widely prescribed drug before its withdrawal from the market and reclassification as a Schedule I controlled substance in the early 1980s.  It was sold under several brand names, the most famous of which is Quaaludes.  Quaaludes were popular on the disco scene in the 1970s, where they got the… Read More »

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