Drug paraphernalia charges exist in an interesting place, as far as legal consequences are concerned. While such as charge is a criminal offense and may lead to a variety of negative consequences, it is generally preferable to receive drug paraphernalia charges than drug possession charges. As a drug-related charge, a conviction still comes with relatively harsh punishment for an essentially minor violation.
People who are charged with drug crimes don't always need to have drugs on them. It is also possible for them to have drug paraphernalia, even if they don't have the actual drugs.
The heroin epidemic is something that has impacted the entire country. Georgia isn't any exception to this challenge that is plaguing the nation. This is one of the reasons why Georgia has taken such a harsh stance against all criminal cases that involve this drug.
Last time, we mentioned a bill recently passed by congress which would expand Georgia’s medical marijuana law. As we noted, the bill has yet to be signed by Governor Nathan Deal, but proponents of medical marijuana are hopeful.
Last week, Congress gave final approval to a medical marijuana bill that expands Georgia's medical marijuana law. The aim of the measure is to provide expanded access to marijuana treatment for those who have certain conditions.