Drug Schedules Changing For Some Hydrocodone Combos
On October 6th the DEA rule switching”hydrocodone combination products” like Lortab and Vicodin from schedule III to schedule II came into effect. The rule was passed to curb abuse and encourage patients and prescribers to consider alternative ways to deal with pain. Previously, these drugs were regulated as Schedule III drugs.
Common hydrocodone combinations are used as pain relievers, cough suppressants and enhance the benefits of other drugs like acetaminophen or cough/cold medicines. [Read the full post. . .]
In light of the arrest made following the University of Dayton’s victory, we offer college students these rules for partying (legally) in Ohio.
Rule #1: Don’t Drink and Drive
[Read the full post. . .]
Ohio has some of the most stringent drunk driving laws in the county. A first-time offender faces 180 days in jail and a one thousand seventy-five dollar fine, loss of their driver’s license for up to three years and enhanced penalties upon subsequent convictions. A DUI (called an OVI in Ohio
More and more, we are seeing an increase in drug trafficking cases. The Ohio State Highway Patrol has become much more aggressive in using a traffic stop as a pretense to do an extensive search for illegal drugs. These stops frequently turn a minor traffic violation case into a trafficking, distribution or possession of drugs case. We expect more of these cases as the Ohio State Highway Patrol begins implementation of the Drug Recognition Expert protocol.
The analysis of a [Read the full post. . .]
If you attend college in Ohio you need to know Ohio Drug Laws and how they can get you in trouble.
Selling or distributing illicit drugs: O.R.C. Section 2925.03 prohibits any person from selling or offering to sell any controlled substance, preparing or packaging any controlled substance for sale, or distributing any controlled substances. Anyone who violates this statute is guilty of drug trafficking. Violation of this statute is a felony, the level of which depends on the [Read the full post. . .]
Ohio’s Underage Drinking Law (also known as Underage Possession, Minor in Possession, Underage Consumption) prohibits anyone under the age of 21 from purchasing, possessing or consuming alcohol prior to your 21st birthday. A violation of this law is a first degree misdemeanor which can subject you to a maximum six month jail sentence and a maximum $1,000 fine.
[Read the full post. . .]
- Is this unfair? Yes
- Is this hypocritical? Yes
- Is this bad public policy? Yes
- Would I like to see it changed? Yes