Since the 1970s the United States has waged a “War on Drugs” in an attempt to stem the flow of illegal drugs into the U.S. As a result of the War on Drugs most states, including California, have passed tougher laws relating to the possession, sale, or trafficking in controlled “Cocaine-related Criminal Offense in San Diego: What Is the Punishment for Possession/Sale/Trafficking Cocaine?”
Marijuana Legalization and Drug Laws
California laws continue to evolve favorably for non-violent offenders in possession of marijuana and other drugs for personal use. Californians will soon have the option of legalizing the use, possession and transportation of marijuana for personal use. Supporters of a ballot initiative expect to see a vote on the issue “Marijuana Legalization and Drug Laws”
Mexico Legalizes Drug Possession for Personal Use
The movement to decriminalize drug use recently gained a major ally. The Republic of Mexico decriminalized possession of small amounts of marijuana, cocaine, heroin and other drugs. Drug rehabilitation, rather than punishment, is now “encouraged,” and a third drug possession offense will subject the offender to drug treatment, although no way “Mexico Legalizes Drug Possession for Personal Use”
Is that Drug Really Cocaine, Methamphetamine, Marijuana, or Heroin?
In serious drug prosecutions, criminal defense lawyers cannot blindly trust police crime lab reports supposedly confirming that a substance is really cocaine, methamphetamine, marijuana, or heroin. For that matter, anything coming out of the crime lab, such as blood toxicology results, DNA results and chain-of custody receipts should not be “Is that Drug Really Cocaine, Methamphetamine, Marijuana, or Heroin?”