Archive for Juvenile Drug Laws

Giving Adderall to Poor Children Who Don’t Have ADHD

  • October 24, 2012
  • Jerod Gunsberg
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Adderall is a prescription drug that the FDA approved to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).  According to a recent New York Times article, Attention Disorder or Not, Pills to Help in School,certain doctors are taking it upon themselves to…

Minor Charged With Committing Lewd Acts At Day Care Center

  • August 14, 2012
  • Jerod Gunsberg
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A 14-year-old was arrested on August 7 near Sacramento for suspicion of committing lewd acts at a day care center owned by his mother. As a juvenile criminal defense lawyer in Los Angeles, I know that lewd acts sounds like…

California’s Ban on Synthetic Marijuana

  • July 30, 2012
  • Jerod Gunsberg
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This is not your parents’ marijuana or the marijuana you might have encountered when you were a teenager. In the last several years, a new designer drug has become available, much of it used by juveniles—synthetic marijuana. Unlike old-fashioned, naturally…

The School to Prison Pipeline

  • April 10, 2012
  • Jerod Gunsberg
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The BBC World Service has produced an excellent audio documentary about how the public school system in Texas criminalizes petty student misbehavior.  Perhaps the most eye-opening moment is when a young teen describes how security officers repeatedly issued misdemeanor citations to…

Is Red Bull The New The Gateway Drug?

  • February 19, 2012
  • Jerod Gunsberg
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Energy Drinks in Elementary School.  It does sound sinister, especially when coupled with the following headline that recently appeared in an article on Yahoo News called, “3 New Dangerous Drug Habits In Teens.” The article discusses the growing non-medical use…

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