202107.13
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Marijuana Charge Expungement Begins in Arizona

In November 2020, Arizona voters passed Prop 207, which legalized recreational marijuana use for adult users.  Another benefit to this new legislation?  Those people who were convicted of certain marijuana possession or marijuana paraphernalia felonies can apply to have their convictions expunged beginning on July 12, 2021. Here’s a quick run-down on what Arizona’s law…

202005.01
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Cocktails and Coronavirus

“I can’t wait until things go back to normal.”  This is probably one thought we can all agree upon in one way or another.  Whether it’s schools reopening, being able to go out to eat and have someone else do the dishes, or simply give your friend who you haven’t seen in months a hug,…

201907.03
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Punxsutawney Phil Is Predicting a Hot Fourth of July

Everyone’s favorite little furry pre-spring friend, Punxsutawney Phil, predicted an early spring this Groundhog Day, and it seems we were graced with springtime temperatures far past their expiration date.  For those of you (and I am sure there are not many) that have been diligently anticipating that summertime heat, fear not because it would appear…

201904.22
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Cannabis Be the Future?

Well, folks, it is finally here.  With the contemporary “reefer madness” showing no signs of slowing, the minds at Hound Labs, an Oakland based, scientific instrument research start-up, have recently released a marijuana breathalyzer machine!  Say what?!!  Yes, in all seriousness, this company states that it has developed a machine to detect marijuana use “within…

201901.22
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Look for the Stars

As we move through day 30 of the government shut down and a country divided, things seem pretty dark.  It can be easy to get lost in all the darkness that can surround our world, our country, and our personal lives every day.  Tune in to whatever medium you receive your daily news, and you…

201812.10
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Unlikely Allies for Criminal Defendants

A tale of two judges perceived to be polar opposites.  Sonya Sotomayor—the liberal Democratic nominee of the Obama administration and Neil Gorsuch—the conservative republican nominee of the Trump administration do not seem like likely allies.  When most of us envision Supreme Court justices hotly debating issues, we imagine a split largely down party lines.  After…

201810.31
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Trick-or-Treat!

It’s that magical time of year again, a bit of mischief before the season of thanks and gift-giving officially begins.  Halloween is a favorite of adults and children alike and provides an entire season of tantalizing fun should one choose to indulge.  Halloween as we know it comes from the ancient Celtic tradition festival of…