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This Year In Florida Cannabis Legislation

By Scriven Law, P.A. |

You wouldn’t know it from the smell of weed wafting from every living room and every pool deck in Tampa, but cannabis is still mostly illegal in Florida.  So much has changed with cannabis laws that it is understandable that you can hardly keep track of all the latest developments, even if you have… Read More »

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DrugMolly

“Altered Molly,” A New Synthetic Cathinone, Takes Over Florida

By Scriven Law, P.A. |

Today, it is possible to benefit from the research of scientists from all around the world, simply by searching the Internet.  You can find thousands upon thousands of published studies with a simple Google search, some of them on websites that do not even require a subscription, and if you read them carefully enough,… Read More »

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Pill Presses: Harmless Ecommerce Gig Or Drug Trafficking Paraphernalia?

By Scriven Law, P.A. |

If drug users are creative enough, almost anything can be drug paraphernalia.  Everyone has a friend of a friend who turned an apple into a pipe for smoking weed.  If you are making pot brownies, then a box of Betty Crocker brownie mix from the dollar store is drug paraphernalia. Pill presses are different. … Read More »

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What’s All the Fuss About Pink Cocaine?

By Scriven Law, P.A. |

You don’t have to have a degree in marketing to know that an eye-catching visual appearance can be an excellent marketing tactic.  When you think about it, Everlasting Gobstoppers, Sweet Tarts, and Skittles don’t taste like much, but they sure are colorful.  Of course, if all you want is something that looks and tastes… Read More »

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Who’s Afraid Of MDPV?

By Scriven Law, P.A. |

Even if you majored in chemistry, it is hard to keep track of all the drugs that are known by their initials and have slight chemical differences from other drugs.  At least MDMA has some catchy nicknames, such as ecstasy and molly.  Reciting the full name of foxy can pass the time on a… 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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Beyond Fentanyl And Narcan: Other Potent Synthetic Opioids And New Treatments For Opioid Reversals

By Scriven Law, P.A. |

If you have been following news headlines about Florida’s opioid abuse crisis for the past 20 years, the drugs keep getting stronger and scarier, but more reasons for hope keep appearing.  After the pill mills shut down, people turned to heroin, and then fentanyl entered the drug supply.  Narcan, Good Samaritan laws, and the… Read More »

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Florida Just Got Less 420 Friendly

By Scriven Law, P.A. |

How 420 friendly is Florida?  It depends who you ask, and to some extent, it depends on the day.  If you walk along the beach in Tampa, you will probably find at least one person who has smoked a joint on the very same beach every day since the 1980s and has never faced… Read More »

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