How Jeff Sessions’ Decision on Marijuana Could Affect Georgians

The federal government has, at least once, claimed that marijuana has no medical benefit. Studies have shown otherwise. A father in Georgia has filed a lawsuit against the federal government, namely Attorney General Jeff Sessions, alleging that the g...

Can I Go to Jail for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia?

Most people are aware that it is generally illegal to possess non-prescription narcotics and other illicit drugs. If the police find you with heroin, cocaine and even marijuana, you could be looking at jail time. But what about possessing tools and i...

Marijuana Has Been “Decriminalized” in Atlanta. What’s That Really Mean?

Until just last week, those in possession of small amounts of marijuana in Atlanta faced jail time. Even less than an ounce could land you behind bars. Thanks to a new city ordinance, any person in Atlanta that is caught with less than a single ounce...

When It Comes to Weed, the Federal Government Still Rules

Across the country, marijuana laws are trending toward the liberal. Marijuana is being permitted for medicinal use and, in some states, recreational use. In fact, 44 states as of 2017 have legalized the use of the herb for medicinal purposes. In othe...

Dangerous Fentanyl Sweeping Over the Country

If you work in human or animal medicine, you may have been familiar with fentanyl before it hit the news for all the wrong reasons. The drug is a powerful pain reliever, used for patients undergoing surgical procedures. Fentanyl must be dosed accurat...

Georgia Expands Medical Marijuana Laws

Governor Nathan Deal signed a new law into effect last Tuesday, expanding the medical marijuana program within the state. Senate Bill 16, now law, named six more conditions as eligible to be treated with medical marijuana. These conditions are: Toure...

Can I Share My Adderall?

Adderall was initially released in 1996 and since, prescriptions for the drug have reached record numbers. For every one person that was prescribed the drug when it was released, there are three patients currently being prescribed the medication. Ori...

The Dangers of Driving While High

Georgia has seen an increase in the number of people who have been arrested for driving while high in recent years. The number of drivers charged with driving under the influence after being suspected of being high behind the wheel is up 20 percent i...

A Brief Look at Federal Drug Classification

Drugs, certain chemicals and some substances are divided into categories. These five categories are divided in such a way that each drug in the category has the same acceptable medical use, potential for abuse and possible dependency. The most import...