Section 893.135 Florida Statutes governs trafficking in Marijuana, cannabis. A person who is in possession of more than 25 pounts of cannabis, or more than 300 plants into the state, commits a felony. The minimum term of imprisonment from 25 pounds to 2,000 pounds of cannabis is 3 years including a fine of $25,000.00. The same is true for persons in possession of more than 300 but less than 2,000 plants.
The mandatory minimum term of imprisonment rises to 7 years and a fine of $50,000 for marijuana weighing from 2,000 to 10,000 pounds. Again, the same is true as a mandatory minimum for 2,000 plants to 10,000 plants. Over 10,000 pounds or plants, the fine quadruples to $200,000 and the minimum term of imprisonment rises to 15 years.
Plants must be considered to have root formation, and root hairs to be considered under the terms of this statute. Callous tissue on the stalk of a marijuana plant is not readily observable evidence of root formation, but viability or sex of the plan…
Dr. Roger L. Bertholf has joined the case of USCG v. Simone Solomon as Amicus Curiae.
The United States Coast Guard is attempting an appeal to take away the rights of Simone Solomon to work on the oceans of the world as a ship's cook.
Ms. Solomon had a random urinalysis taken in Dubai. Her urine sample sat in the desert for 7-10 days in heat of up to 115 degrees or hotter. Have you ever been in the back of a shipping truck in the middle of the desert? It has to get up to 130 degrees in there- the greenhouse effect and all.
DUI's are a big business, here in Duval County. According to http://trialstats.flcourts.org/ in 2010, roughly 3,300 DUI cases were "disposed" of by the State of Florida and the State Attorney, the publicly elected official in charge of such "disposal" either by conviction, amendment, or trial.
The first 6 months of 2011 netted approximately 1500 new DUI cases, which shows a good estimated average of 2800-3200 individuals in Duval County arrested every year for driving under the influence. One immediate private interest with an interest in DUI enforcement is the Northeast Florida Safety Council. Current fees associated with DUI School are listed at: http://www.flhsmv.gov/ddl/dui_prog.html
The Northeast Florida Safety Council operates as a non-for-profit corporation, and has a general lock on operations pertaining to DUI school. Another level of profit which is woven into the system has to do with the network of the Northeast Florida Safety Council and the …