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Marijuana Dispensaries Deemed Essential During COVID-19

Posted by Steve Karimi | May 18, 2020 | 0 Comments

With the spread of the novel coronavirus through the state of Washington, life has changed drastically for most people. These changes were largely due to government-mandated shutdowns which forced people to stay at home and also forced businesses to close their doors. This was, however, unless th...

Washington Drug Possession May Be Decriminalized

Posted by Steve Karimi | May 07, 2020 | 0 Comments

The effects of the coronavirus are widespread, and the state of Washington has certainly been hit hard. However, it has not been able to stop a group of criminal justice reform advocates from attempting to gather enough signatures to put their initiative on the ballot for November. This initiativ...

Majority of Illicit Drug Users Would Like to Quit

Posted by Steve Karimi | Apr 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

Drug use in Washington is a very complicated issue with many aspects to consider and evaluate. The use of illicit drugs can be very dangerous to an individual's health, and to the health of a community. As such, Washington State has legislation that treats the possession and selling of these drug...

New Risks For Those in Recovery?

Posted by Steve Karimi | Mar 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

Health experts are warning that people who are in recovery from substance abuse might be facing elevated levels of risk given the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic and the measures enacted at the municipal, state, and federal level to attempt to curb the spread of the virus. Earlier this month, we...

Nevada Eyeing Changes to THC DUI Testing

Posted by Steve Karimi | Mar 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

Washington was one of the first states to legalize recreational marijuana for adult use. Over the past few years, many other states across the US have followed suit. This presented a unique challenge to law enforcement: how to enforce laws against driving under the influence of marijuana. Specifi...

Addiction During a Pandemic

Posted by Steve Karimi | Mar 18, 2020 | 0 Comments

As we face new realities every day in order to mitigate the pandemic of COVID19, we discover new ways in which different segments of the population are affected by orders to quarantine and practice social distancing. We are also continuing to see the outcomes of the virus on certain segments of t...

NFL Player Caught with Large Amount of Marijuana

Posted by Steve Karimi | Feb 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

Gregory Robinson, an NFL player with the Cleveland Browns, was set to become a free agent in March, but instead, he is now facing federal charges of conspiring to possess with the intent to distribute marijuana. He and a former teammate are being held without bond in an El Paso jail. Robinson, a...

Suspect Shot by Law Enforcement During Drug Sting

Posted by Steve Karimi | Jan 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

Local news outlets are reporting that a suspect was shot in Belltown by law enforcement during a joint narcotics operation involving the Seattle Police Department and the King County Sheriff's Office. The Seattle Police Department issued a statement that claimed investigators attempted to arrest ...

Illinois Pardons Thousands with Marijuana Convictions

Posted by Steve Karimi | Jan 07, 2020 | 0 Comments

The new year has brought many new laws in states all across the country. Nationally, the legal age to buy tobacco or nicotine products is now 21. Three states passed red flag laws, which allows a judge to remove a person's firearm if they are deemed to be a danger to themselves or others (affecti...

Illegal Marijuana Vape Cartridges on the Rise Nationwide

Posted by Steve Karimi | Dec 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

As 2019 is winding down and we look back at some of the headlines, the mysterious vaping illness that swept the country is one of the bigger stories from the past year. Over 2,290 people have been made sick and 47 people have died after coming down with a mysterious respiratory illness after vapi...

MLB Drops Marijuana, Adds Opioids

Posted by Steve Karimi | Dec 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

Perhaps it's a sign of the times we are living in, with ten states legalizing recreational marijuana while a major opioid epidemic still rages across the country, but Major League Baseball has announced that they will remove marijuana from their list of “drugs of abuse.”  Joint Statement Major ...

Will Washington Allow Growing Marijuana at Home?

Posted by Steve Karimi | Dec 04, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Washington State legislature will convene in January for a three-month term. During that time, they will hold meetings and committee sessions to decide on whether to pass new legislation for the state. And proponents of homegrown marijuana are buzzed that 2020 may be the year Washington elect...

UPS Employees Were Delivering More Than Regular Packages

Posted by Steve Karimi | Nov 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

A supervisor at a UPS distribution center in Tucson, Arizona took advantage of his position to operate a drug and cash smuggling operation. A total of 11 people were arrested in late November 2019 after a two-year investigation by both the Tucson Police Department and the Department of Homeland S...

Vitamin E Acetate Possibly to Blame in Vaping Illnesses

Posted by Steve Karimi | Nov 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

On Friday, November 8, 2019, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) announced that they may have identified what has been behind the rash of vaping illnesses that have been happening all across the country: vitamin E acetate. So far this year, over 2,000 people have become sick and 40 people have ...

Sriracha Sauce or Meth?

Posted by Steve Karimi | Nov 05, 2019 | 0 Comments

People have joked that “anything goes” when you're down under in Australia, but police there were not laughing when they made a huge discovery late last month.  Hot Sauce for Ice The Australian Border Force discovered that a shipment of hundreds of Sriracha bottles from the United States did no...

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