law enforcement personnel and emergency responders: Place a weight for trafficking on synthetic drugs.
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State Rep. Mac Buttram
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State Rep. Gregory Burdine
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State Sen. Dick Brewbaker
Alabama
Gov. Kay Ivey
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State Sen. Paul Bussman
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Gov. Robert Bentley
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State Rep. Allen Treadaway

law enforcement personnel and emergency responders: Place a weight for trafficking on synthetic drugs.

    1. Brandi Martin
    2. Petition by

      Brandi Martin

      Cullman, AL

Marijuana and controlled substance drugs such as Crystal Meth and Heroin have weight to determine whether the crime is possession or trafficking. It's sad that synthetic drugs (synthetic marijuana) is killing our youth and no drastic change is being done. We have more and more people getting arrested for synthetic drugs and getting a controlled substance charge; while having amounts anywhere from 1 to100 grams or more in their possession. At the same time you have people coming to jail on trafficking in illegal drugs all because they had a specific amount of drugs on them that is illegal to carry in this state. Because the State of Alabama has laws on certain drugs, they are controlled better due to the charge of the crime being so significant. For example; a person charged with trafficking morphine, opium, or any salt isomer or salt of and isomer thereof, including heroin or 4 grams or more of any mixture containing any such substance is guilty of a felony known as "trafficking in illegal drugs".The punishment for such crimes ranges depending on the weight anywhere from 4 grams to 56 grams. If someone is caught trafficking 4 to 14 grams, you may be sentenced to a manditory minimum of 3 years imprisonment and a fine of 50,000 dollars. The severity of the punishment increases with additional weight. If you are caught with 56g or more, you shall be sentenced to a manditory LIFE without the possibility of parole. Possession of a controlled substance is a class C felony. The Punishment for possession of a controlled substance can not be more than 10 years and no less than 1 year,1 day imprisonment. You can find more about these laws in the Criminal Laws of Alabama 2012 Edition or you can go online to alisondb.legislature.state.al.us/acas/codeofalabama/1975/coatoc.htm

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    • Anita Kanitz STUTTGART, GERMANY
      • 7 months ago

      My Ex-tenant takes and sells drugs and he is a dangerous man and stalker!

      The Most Dangerous Drugs In The World!

      Like Ecstasy and methamphetamine, the drug known as “bath salts” is a designer drug, which means it’s synthetic, concocted in a lab. (On the street, it’s also sometimes called “bath powder,” “herbal incense,” or “plant food.”). What makes the term “bath salts” more confusing, though, is that name is used for a surprisingly large number of different chemical combinations. But the drug also apparently causes paranoid delusions and/or hallucinations. Experts are saying it’s psychoactive, rather than hallucinogenic like acid, but the end result appears to be similar: delusional beliefs acted upon in violent ways.

      Benzodiazepines

      This drug is psychoactive in nature and is used to treat problems of depression mostly. The action of this drug becomes dangerous when it is used in excess. The exact action of the drug on the nervous system is known with certainty and the specialists assert that it can cause many side effects. For example, slurred speech, drowsiness and severe depression and dependency.

      Crystal Meth

      This is yet another drug which acts as a stimulant and was indeed a great invention in the field psycho pharmacology. It also acts in suppressing one’s appetite. The action and the effects of this drug become dangerous to one’s health when it is used for recreational purposes. The common effects are dizziness, visual impairment, ADHD and restlessness.

      Ketamine

      This drug is a very powerful drug that can cause hallucinations and even paranoia. It has a number of effects on the human body including anesthesia, visual and auditory hallucinations and blood pressure problems. It has been reported for a number of recreational uses and in addiction.

      Street Methadone

      This drug has been reported as a form of an opiate drug. Its acts as an agonist in the nervous system and it also effects heavily on the neurotransmitters which are released in the human brain. The overdose of this drug can cause pneumonia, Hepatitis, and even a number of psychological disorders. The respiratory depressions and actions it causes can even cause death.

      Cocaine

      This drug is indeed a very dangerous drug which is known all around the world as the slow killer. This drug influences a number of neurotransmitters at the same time and is extremely dangerous to the nervous functioning of the brain. It is has been banned in many countries due to the number of deaths it has caused.

      Opiates

      Street names include Codeine, China White, Ddarvon, Darvocet, Demerol, dilaudid, heroin, methadone, Morphine, Percocet, Percodan, Talwin, and Vicodin. According to the United States Library of Medicine, many prescription drugs are characterized as opiates. Morphine is an opiate often legally prescribed to alleviate chronic pain; however, due to its addictive nature, it is administered in hospital settings. Other legally prescribed opiates include codeine, methadone and Oxycontin. One of the most common illegal opiates is heroin, a more concentrated form of morphine. The Partnership for a Drug-Free America reports that heroin is so addictive that withdrawal symptoms can appear within hours of not using.!

      Heroin

      It is a derivative of opium and is the most dangerous drug responsible of thousands of deaths every year. The tolerance to this drug develops very fast and so the body demands more and more intake of this drug. The fatal side effects include shortness of breath, seizures, disorientation, abnormal behavior, cycles of knock outs and even the whole brain stops functioning at times leading to sudden death.

      LSD

      LSD produces unpredictable psychological effects, with "trips" lasting about 12 hours. With large enough doses, users experience delusions and hallucinations. Physical effects include increased body temperature, heart rate, and blood pressure; sleeplessness; and loss of appetite.

      The Devil’s Breath

      This drug has the power to eliminate free will and wipe out memory and is being dealt with regularly on the streets of Colombia. Scopolamine, or ‘The Devil’s Breath,’ comes from a tree common to South America. Since scopolamine is odorless and tasteless, it can be blown in the face of a passerby on the street and, within minutes, that person is under the drug’s effect. Leaving you hopeless with no free will, making you obey every order you are given.

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    • Fauzia Javed KOLKATA, INDIA
      • about 1 year ago

      yuong people should wake up amd be responsible citizen rather than being a Drug addict

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    • cody lepard HOLLYPOND, AL
      • over 1 year ago

      I have my own personal reasons from three years back. And i hope it is made into law so you can arrest that reason.

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    • Mary kytle ARAB, AL
      • over 1 year ago

      I am a mother and a grandmother and it needs to be serious offence so young people will think twice before trying it.

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    • Brandi Martin CULLMAN, AL
      • over 1 year ago

      Myself as well as other members of the law enforcement family have witnessed synthetic drugs increase dramatically in our communities. We would greatly appriciate a weight being placed on these drugs in order to try and take back our communities. Drugs including (spice), synthetic marijuana are killing young teens everyday. It's time for a change! By giving a weight to the drug, we can determine the severity of the crime.

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