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Yes, prescribed medication can lead to DUIs for Florida drivers

Many people who decide to drive while chemically impaired may not even realize they broke the law in doing so. Although alcohol is the most common mind-altering substance involved in impaired driving charges, driving under the influence of any drug that impacts your ability to drive is a violation of Florida law. That could include driving after taking prescribed medication, even if you use it the exact way that your doctor recommends.

Do I need a license to sell or make CBD products in Florida?

It depends. Florida's state hemp program is now law and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) is currently drafting the rules that will be used to implement the program around the state. Based upon recent Hemp Rules Workshops held by the FDACS, the regulations regarding the sale and manufacturing of CBD products will differ. For instance, the Hemp Rules Workshop discussed permitting hemp extract in pet food, pet treats specialty pet food and specialty pet treats. Special rules for labels on these products will likely exist. As for Hemp Extract, or CBD, in food, these products will likely need to meet FDACS inspection requirements or provide some sort of evidence related to the source of the CBD and meet all food safety regulations. The FDACS draft rules contained a subsection on Hemp Food Establishments and therefore it can be assumed that selling food containing Hemp Extract (CBD) is likely going to be a reality in Florida and those wishing to participate should contact a lawyer to assist with the permitting, fees, and regulations associated with the new business. Contact McIntosh Law P.A. for answers to your CBD license questions.

Do I need a license to grow Hemp in Florida?

Florida's state hemp program is now law and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) is currently drafting the rules that will be used to implement the program around the state. Based upon recent Hemp Rules Workshops held by the FDACS, here are some anticipated rules for those who want to grow hemp in Florida. First, to cultivate hemp in Florida, a person is likely going to need a license issued by the FDACS. Second, the person cultivating the hemp is likely going to need to describe the location (address or legal description), or plot, where the hemp will be grown. Third, the grower is likely going to need to take and pass an FDLE background check. FDACS also anticipates drafting rules regulating seeds, animal feed, labeling, commercial testing, and other areas. Contact McIntosh Law P.A. for answers to your hemp license questions.

How criminal charges can impact your higher education plans

Maybe you have decided to go back to school after several years of working in your profession in order to command a higher salary or pursue upward advancement. Maybe you followed a more traditional route of applying to college right after high school. It's even possible that you already have a college degree and want to finish a graduate degree now.

4 unexpected consequences of a DUI

Drinking and driving is a crime. In the state of Florida, the penalties for this crime may include fines, jail time and driver's license revocation. You may think that once you pay your money or do your time, it's over--and you can move on with your life. However, a DUI can carry longer- term consequences that you may not expect.

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