The state of Oregon is rich with history surrounding cannabis. After its longtime prohibition, Oregon was the first state to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of cannabis, a huge stepping stone in the massive cannabis industry we see today. In 1998, Oregon passed Ballot Measure 67, one of the first ballot measures in the…
United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS) filed suit against the operators of United Pot Smokers, UPS420.com, and UPS.green. Their complaint, filed in California’s Central District Court, includes claims of “federal trademark infringement, federal false designation of origin, federal trademark dilution, state trademark infringement, state trademark dilution, state unfair competition, state unfair business practices, state false advertising,…
This article first appeared in The Stranger, written by Lester Black.  Ten Washington Lawmakers Claim Liquor and Cannabis Board Has a “Toxic Culture” The bipartisan group is calling on Governor Inslee to rescind the nomination of an agency board member. Washington’s weed regulator is in hot water after a bipartisan group of ten state lawmakers…
In February 2018, at a Cleveland hotel and apartment building, a Good Samaritan called 911 on behalf of a woman who had been assaulted by former Kansas City Chief’s running back Kareem Hunt. The incident was caught on the building’s security cameras, and is not disputed. However, the propriety of the Cleveland Police Department’s response…
Montgomery County has taken a different approach in helping juvenile offenders, and Cuyahoga County has taken notice. The current processes in Cuyahoga County are not as effective as everyone would like and many within Cuyahoga County’s legal community believe it is time to change the system’s approach. Meanwhile, Montgomery County has seen success with its…
Juvenile detention centers have a few purposes. First and foremost, they remove dangerous juveniles from the community. Second, they provide an opportunity for rehabilitation. While an adult prison focuses on punishment, juvenile facilities are intended to identify what each juvenile offender needs and how they may be helped. Unfortunately, it appears that the Cuyahoga Juvenile…
Casinos are immensely popular around Cleveland and can be profitable forms for entertainment. However, they are also ideal environments for criminal activity. This includes typical offenses, like theft and assault, but also some crimes that are specific to casinos, like violating the Voluntary Exclusion Program (VEP). If you have been charged with a crime related…
If you were convicted of a drug offense in Ohio, you might have heard this can impact your financial aid. In reality, this will largely depend on the facts of your situation. If you have questions about paying for college after a drug conviction, contact The Law Office of Daniel M. Margolis, LLC. After a…
Cleveland criminal defense attorney Daniel M. Margolis of The Law Office of Daniel M. Margolis, LLC has recently been elected a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. Founded in 1955, the American Bar Foundation supports the American Bar Association’s research to address important judicial issues like the role and function of juries, careers development for…
In the aftermath of the Parkland, Florida school shooting where 17 people were killed, several schools in Ohio have also received threats of violence. You may be wondering what kind of criminal charges can arise from school threats. Among other serious crimes, making terroristic threats and inducing panic in schools and other places are considered…