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Is Medical Marijuana for Pets Legal?

First, I should say that medical marijuana for pets is not legal in any state and vets do not prescribe it… But, should they? The medicinal benefits of marijuana for humans is clear, at least for some conditions such as glaucoma or seizures. Does it also work for pets? Dr. Robert Silver in Boulder, Colorado [..]

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Atlanta Decriminalizes Marijuana Possession

Slowly, one state or even one municipality at a time, the United States is legalizing marijuana. Many states have legalized weed for medicinal purposes only, requiring a “recommendation” from a doctor (it is still illegal to prescribe marijuana under federal law). Other states or municipalities have decriminalized marijuana which means you cannot go to jail [..]

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Public Disorderly Conduct and the First Amendment

The recent NFL protests have sparked conversations (and bitter arguments) nationwide about when and where it is appropriate for people to exercise their First Amendment rights. Without reference to the subject matter of the protest – the social inequality in our country that includes abuse of minorities at the hands of law enforcement – most [..]

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Myrtle Beach DUI News

A Conway police officer was arrested earlier this month for a DUI in Myrtle Beach. He was allegedly driving 31 mph over the speed limit on Kings Highway. Conway police department says that the officer has been placed on administrative leave without pay. You’ve got to wonder why an officer is placed on leave without [..]

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BOLO: Black Male in a Hoodie

Myrtle Beach police are looking for a black male in a hoodie. “Anyone with information is asked to call 843-918-1382.” Apparently, there was a robbery at the Lancer Motel on North Kings Highway this morning. The police need your help locating the suspect. If you see a black male in a hoodie, you should call [..]

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False Confessions and False Testimony

I’ve seen plenty of blog posts and articles about false confessions and how they happen. There is no question that coercive interrogation techniques will cause some people to say whatever a detective wants them to say and it has been proven over and again. What about when law enforcement or prosecutors use the same techniques [..]

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Bruton? Who Needs Bruton, Anyway?

In State v. Young, the South Carolina Court of Appeals affirmed the defendant’s convictions for murder, kidnapping, burglary, and armed robbery. The Court held that a letter written by a co-defendant that also implicated the defendant was a Bruton violation, it should not have been admitted into evidence, and the court’s mistake was not cured [..]

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