Questions tagged [drugs]

For questions relating to the illicit use or possession of illegal and/or controlled drugs for unlawful or recreational purposes. Consider using the "medical" or "medical-marijuana" tags for questions about legitimate drugs.

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Is it contempt of court to indicate in voir dire you will never find someone guilty of a drug crime

In a trial involving drug charges During voir dire a juror volunteered the statement “I believe criminalizing drugs is morally wrong and will never convict someone of drug crimes.” Is this contempt ...
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Is Ground Glass (still) illegal in Arizona? [duplicate]

I was watching Hamilton's Pharmacopeia and on Season 2, Episode 4, it is claimed that Ground Glass is illegal in Arizona. I tried to do some digging to confirm or falsify that, but the earliest ...
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Can I market a legal food product with the name of an illicit drug or other illegal product?

Say I've reverse-engineered the Coca-Cola formula, or produced something very similar in taste. Since the recipe is not patented, I can sell my product so long as I don't market it as Coke, Coca-Cola, ...
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Medical marijuana patient protection from drug test: actual effectiveness of the law?

I'm under the impression that in Pennsylvania, medical marijuana users are protected from employer discrimination: No employer may discharge, threaten, refuse to hire or otherwise discriminate or ...
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Possession of cannabis in UK

What are the risks for the following in the UK: Possession of cannabis (~2g) Consumption of cannabis For example, If i'm smoking cannabis in front of a police officer, under what obligations can ...
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If an athlete knowingly 'doped' with a placebo could it be considered a WADA anti-doping rule violation?

A question yesterday asked whether an athlete who thought they were taking a performance enhancing substance (but was in fact given a placebo substance) would fall foul of anti-doping rules. My (...
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Placebo doping in sport

It is illegal in most sports to take any of a list of banned performance-enhancing substances. There are governing bodies across sport to enforce these restrictions. If an athlete were to honestly ...
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Own a duplex in Georgia, tenant on one side believes tenant on other dealing drugs due to traffic

I own a duplex in Georgia. The tenant in one side has notified me she believes that the tenant in the other side is dealing drugs based on the amount of foot and car traffic coming to the location. ...
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Is cheese legal in Florida?

I recently found out that Tyramine is a Schedule I controlled substance in Florida. It is also a significant component of well-aged cheese. Even though I think of this as a merely theoretical issue, ...
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What will happen if one is caught smuggling something that is not illegal?

For example if someone is caught at some major airport trying to smuggle condoms with talcum powder in his butt, or in a hidden compartment in a suitcase for example Someone might do this with the ...
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Is there a law in India that determines the punishment on the basis of quantity of narcotic drugs possessed by a person?

Suppose a person was found with 1kg of a narcotic drugs and another person with say 1000kgs does the punishment for the crime differ for both the people accused?
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Lifetime of gaslighting, abuse, and being forced to take Ritalin. Permanent brain damage. Unable to quit. Can I sue my parents and/or psychiatrists? [closed]

Sydney, Australia. I was coerced into taking Ritalin at age 4. Now I'm 28 and the long term effects have ruined my life, plus being "medicated" with this stuff went hand in hand with ...
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Is a distilled spirit mixed with a scheduled substance excluded from the definition of a controlled substance?

The Controlled Substances Act provides the following definition: (6) The term "controlled substance" means a drug or other substance, or immediate precursor, included in schedule I, II, III,...
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Is keeping weed/ganja for one time usage (for one person) a crime in India?

Is it illegal to possess an amount equal to a one-time usage for one person? Is there any specific law for this?
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Why are drug using celebrities free?

I never understood how come celebrities, such as Charlie Sheen, are able to roam free while they're known for using illegal drugs. Can anyone explain this to me? I can provide many more examples if ...
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Legality of prescription and schedule 1 drugs in first aid kits

Is it legal to keep small quantities of prescription and/or schedule 1 drugs in a first aid kit? In this situation there would be no prescription or doctor involved. Examples would be: morphine ...
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Is it illegal to give my friend money for drugs?

I live in Texas and my friend wants me to give them Bitcoin in order for them to buy drugs online. I will not ever see these drugs or partake in them, I would simply just give the money to my friend ...
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Can an employee in the UK (England) be imposed a contractual duty to subject themselves to marijuana tests?

Bob, a citizen of the UK, is a white collar employee of a UK construction company. They never engage in hazardous work or work that is, within the scope of its risk, can endanger others. Can the ...
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Did Las Vegas really ever have such harsh punishments for using/having/selling Cannabis?

In the movie "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas", set in the 1970s, Las Vegas has a big sign saying how possession of marijuana gives you 25 years in prison there (the entire Nevada, I assume?) ...
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At what point does a bunch of ingredients become a medicine?

In most if not all countries it is illegal to sell unlicensed medicines and medical treatments. It is however legal to sell the reagents, equipment and instructions to individuals for them to create ...
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Reasonableness of Drug Testing

As far as I know, the purpose of drug testing is to make sure that people aren’t under the influence while working. But something doesn’t make sense about this. Drug tests determine whether someone ...
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How can a US lawyer ethically work in the cannabis industry?

I live in California and I have seen ads for "cannabis attorneys" who specialise in helping the "legal" (under state law) cannabis industry/business (they often have names and ...
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What is the threshold for probable cause to run a drug-sniffing dog around a car in Pennsylvania?

What is the threshold for probable cause to run a drug-sniffing dog around a car in Pennsylvania? My husband was pulled over in Pennsylvania. There was nothing in arms reach out in plain sight to ...
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How frequently must one use controlled substances to be considered a user of that substance?

Specifically I'm referring to the NICS background check for buying a gun, but if other laws have other standards I'm interested in them as well. If I took one puff off a marijuana cigarette at a ...
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Would drug intoxication be considered a "pre-existing condition" for the thin skull rule

The Thin Skull Rule, also known as Eggshell Skull Doctrine states that the unexpected vulnerability of an injured person is not a valid defense to the seriousness of any injury caused to them. In the ...
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In Breaking Bad, how strong would Hank Schrader's case be if he had lived and Walter White had gone to jail?

Yes, Hank has definitely put together that Walt had been manufacturing methamphetamine and committed several other crimes to protect himself, and he'd fight tooth and nail for a conviction. However, ...
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Is the weight of the container included in the weight of drugs?

In this video a suspect has a can of soda with a bag of cocaine inside. While trying to get the guy to admit to possession, a police officer tells the suspect that the weight of the entire package ...
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Is it illegal to steal someone's illegal drugs?

If I break into someone's house to steal their drugs is it burglary? Or is it ok? Or would it depend on the judge?
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Is *using* illegal drugs illegal in the US?

This may seem like an obvious, of course, it is. The problem is, it seems that, while US government prohibit possessing drugs, it doesn't prohibit using. So drug usage is a bit like prostitution or ...
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Are there any indication that article 112 of anti narcotic laws in Indonesia are meant for "dealers" rather than "users"?

Indonesia have laws against narcotic However the law is a bit strange. Say there are 2 people doing the exact same crime, namely using drugs. One is jailed a minimum of 4 years and another is freed. ...
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Is peer-to-peer drug dealing illegal for the developer?

If a developer were to develop a distributed web app which essentially connected drug dealers to clients in the physical world, what would the legal ramifications be for the developer? Details ...
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Marijuana Across State Lines, where State Laws Differ

I'm taking a trip to Colorado, where recreational marijuana is legal. I live in New Mexico, where I have my state certified, state legal medical marijuana card. I'm taking a plane to and from. Can I ...
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Why is Silk Road criminal but not LocalBitcoins?

How are the Localbitcoins.com founders safe from money laundering laws? LocalBitcoins says its purpose is to connect buyers and sellers. That legalese makes it escape criminal laws. What about Silk ...
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Supreme Court Case Online Materials Missing Information

I'm briefing a 1963 Supreme Court case for a class and one of the issues described in the court decision report, and discussed in the oral arguments (audio recordings on Oyez) was the use of an ...
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Is it legal for undercover cops to pose as your friends?

I recently saw a video on YouTube about a kid who was arrested after "selling" weed to an undercover cop who was pretending to be his friend at school, what I found even worse was that the kid had ...
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Floating drug laboratory in international waters

This morning I read about Hongkongers being charged for operating a floating drug laboratory in front of the Phillipines coast. What would be the legal grounds for this operation in case these ...
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Cannabis laws in Northern Cyprus

How strict are Cannabis laws in North Cyprus, i.e. if you caught with 150 grams of Cannabis? What would the punishment be, and is it usually easy to get bail with that sort of crime?
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Are there circumstances in which the source of drugs used by police provides a defense to those accused of crimes involving the drugs?

Can the source of illegal drugs used by law enforcement constitutionally shield those illicitly involved with those drugs from liability? For example, if law enforcement uses a pharmacy's drugs to ...
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