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Oklahoma doesn't allow for the use of marijuana

Marijuana is a drug that people debate over often, but there are still laws against it. One thing to remember is that the federal government says that marijuana is a Schedule I drug, so it is illegal to possess or sell in this country. Some states are setting their own rules about this, so people must remember that while they might comply with laws in some states, they might not be following federal law.

Marijuana charges might signal an underlying addiction

Some people believe that it isn't possible to become addicted to marijuana, but it is very possible to become addicted. For people who are, facing the possibility of having to face criminal charges because you smoke it won't matter at all. The only thing that they are focused on is getting their next high.

Medical marijuana legalization can challenge law enforcement

With the legalization of medical marijuana in Oklahoma, people are having to learn specific points that have to do with this topic. One thing that everyone must remember, including those who can legally use marijuana now, is that you can't drive while you are impaired from the substance. You can face criminal charges if you are found to be operating a motor vehicle while you're impaired from any substance.

Marijuana charges may lead to drug court participation

Some people consider drug charges related to marijuana minor; however, a conviction on these charges can have a significant impact on your life. There are a few ways that you can address these, but each one has to be considered carefully because they all serve different purposes.

Marijuana charges can have a significant impact on your life

Marijuana is a drug that has been at the heart of a lot of law changes recently. Despite the increased acceptance of it, there is still a federal law that classifies it as a forbidden controlled substance. People who are facing charges related to marijuana should carefully consider what they are going to do about their defense strategy.

Plan a marijuana charge defense carefully and early

When you are facing marijuana charges, you might be tempted to put off thinking about your defense strategy. This is a difficult position to be in these days because the views on marijuana are changing quite rapidly — although not in all states. The fact is that all criminal charges should be treated seriously and given the attention they deserve so that you aren't left with a flimsy defense when you go before the court.

Medical marijuana doesn't mean everyone can have it

Even though many places have decriminalized marijuana, it is still possible to face criminal charges because of this drug in Oklahoma. The state has approved the use of medical marijuana for people with qualifying conditions, but this doesn't mean that just anyone can have it on them. Oklahoma still has laws that classify marijuana as an illegal drug. Plus, it is still illegal on a federal level.

Determine a defense strategy for marijuana charges

Many people think of marijuana charges as being minor. While it is understandable why this is a common thought, you should remember that these charges still have specific penalties here. On top of the criminal matters that come with this drug, there is also the possibility of marked impacts in other areas of your life.

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