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Methamphetamines Archives

What federal drug schedule is meth in?

In federal drug law, drugs are split up into five different categories, called schedules, based on how dangerous they are determined to be. The two main criteria used in determining a drug's dangerousness for the sake of assigning it to a federal drug schedule are how big the drug's abuse/dependency risk is and whether there are acceptable medical uses for the drug.

Legalization of marijuana creates drug-sniffing issue in Colorado

Drug-sniffing dogs have always been considered to be an incredibly useful tool in the war on drugs not only because they alert officers to hidden caches of illegal substances but because they also give officers the probable cause they need to obtain a search warrant and investigate further.

Why Did I Get Charged With a Crime?

Often we have clients confused how they are charged with a crime when they were not actively involved with the crime itself.  The answer, they are charged under the theory of complicity.  Colorado has enacted the statute of complicity stating, "A person is legally accountable as principal for the behavior of another constituting a criminal offense if, with the intent to promote or facilitate the commission of the offense, he or she aids, abets, advises, or encourages the other person in the planning or committing the offense." C.R.S 18-1-603

How your runny nose could lead to a run in with the law

In 2005, a federal law was passed much to the chagrin of the entire nation because it, to some people, made people who have sinus problems look like criminals. Called the Combat Methamphetamine Epidemic Act, the new law banned the sale of over-the-counter cold medicines that contain the ingredient pseudoephedrine.

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