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Drivers can be prosecuted for marijuana DUI without being high

The implementation of Arizona's medicinal marijuana use law has seen plenty of controversy. Since the law was approved by voters in 2010, state and county authorities have resisted it in court; most notably by saying that they would be in violation of federal law, which still lists marijuana as an illegal substance.

Arizona Vendors Reminded of Bath Salts Ban

The National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) wrapped up its convention yesterday in Las Vegas. The gathering was reportedly a success, even without the presence of bath salts and incense on display. In September, vendors were asked by NACS directors not to bring any synthetic drugs or products that have been found be illegal in their respective states.

Monitoring Program Allows Doctors and Law Enforcement to Keep Close Eye on Prescription Pills

Painkillers and other prescription pills can be easy to obtain and are often highly addictive. In recent years, ordinary people from all walks of life have gotten caught up in this potentially harmful combination. An increase in the possession, sale, and abuse of prescription drugs like OxyContin, Vicodin, and Ritalin has prompted Arizona law enforcement officials to approach the problem more seriously.

Changes Coming to Prescription Drug Crime Laws?

Prescription drug crimes are a growing concern for both federal and state officials. Often, when people think of drug crimes, those involving prescription drugs get very little attention. Most people are not aware of some of the potential dangers associated with these crimes, and do not realize the potential penalties that they may carry.

Law Enforcement Wants to be Friends on Facebook

Social media plays a big role in the lives of most Americans. Facebook, Twitter and other websites have made it incredibly easy to share each and every thing that is happening in life. One short posting has the potential to reach hundreds or thousands of people at one time, making communication so much faster than telling each friend individually.

Police Questioned About Use of License Plate Data

Technology moves fast - those on the cutting edge today are already behind by tomorrow. While many of these new gadgets are designed to make our lives easier, some of them could end up jeopardizing our privacy. With courts slow to react to new technological advancements, often police are able to gather a wealth of information before some of their questionable procedures are stopped.