Right here in middle America, illegal drug use is a major issue. As this is the case, those thought to be bringing drugs into Ohio may face serious criminal consequences if authorities ultimately charge and convict them. Drug trafficking is not just a state offense; it is a federal offense, so the potential penalties associated with this type of crime can be life-changing.
On September 8, Ohio joined the ranks of 24 other states, deciding through the polls to legalize marijuana for medicinal purposes. Advocates and patients who have championed this legislation are celebrating the move. Aside from its legality, however, the details of the bill are unclear and undecided, leaving doctors, patients, pharmacists and police officers wondering where to go from here. The only details known so far are that qualifying patients may possess a 90-day supply (exact amount still to be determined).
A shocking new study conducted by the medical journal Prevention Medicine has found that drug overdoses are on a dramatically sharp increase. In fact, some parts of the country are seeing more than 70 times the number of drug-related deaths than in previous decades - Franklin County, Ohio, included.