Federal Government Cracking Down on California Marijuana Dispensaries

In October of 2011, the U.S. Department of Justice began to step-up its efforts to shut down marijuana dispensaries in California. Even though California voters approved the California Compassionate Use Act, a law permitting people to use marijuana for medical reasons, possessing and selling marijuana violates federal drug laws. Justice Department officials and California U.S. … Continue reading

Helping a loved one with mental health issues in the criminal justice system

On behalf of Phil Schnayerson It is common for those suffering from serious mental illness to wind up facing criminal charges. California is seeking to improve its handling of those suffering from mental illness. The criminal justice system is often ill-equipped to handle people with mental health issues. Unfortunately, people struggling with severe mental health … Continue reading