Are Delta-8 Products Illegal? In Some States, Yes.

In many states, Delta-8 products have been banned despite the popular opinion that these products are not “controlled substances” under federal law. In our blog post from March, we explained how Delta-8 is a hemp-derived cannabis product that has become extremely popular across America, even as law enforcement and distributors disagree on its legality. In…

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What is the Compassionate Release Program at the Bureau of Prisons?

The “Compassionate Release Program” at the Bureau of Prisons is a program that allows certain inmates to be released from federal prison early, or have their sentences cut short, if there are “extraordinary and compelling reasons” warranting a sentence reduction. These reasons can include an inmate’s serious or terminal medical condition, the incapacitation of an…

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Wire Act Prosecutions expected to increase with new DOJ opinion

The Department of Justice’s Office of Legal Counsel recently published an opinionreviewing the Department’s interpretation of the federal Wire Act. The Wire Act has been a tool for prosecuting certain gambling activities since 1961. Codified as 18 U.S.C. § 1084, the Wire Act states that: Whoever being engaged in the business of betting or wagering…

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