Some Pennsylvania residents may wonder if the opioid epidemic is really as severe as they hear it is. It is important to understand what opioids are and why the epidemic is serious.
If you are a Pennsylvania resident who enjoys the occasional use of recreational marijuana, you undoubtedly are aware that recreational marijuana possession is a crime in our state. While Pennsylvania legalized medical marijuana usage in April 2016, its recreational use is still prohibited.
Pennsylvanian residents may have to pop some allergy pills to get through the day. They may be taking antibiotics that make it difficult to focus, or medication with warnings not to operate machinery or drive while using it. But is driving while on medication really illegal?
Drug addiction and even deaths have been an ongoing tragedy in Pennsylvania as well as the rest of the United States. However, a newer realization is that much of the problem originates with prescription drugs manufactured by drug companies.
As people across Pennsylvania hit the roads for summer vacation, it is important to be aware that more drivers than ever are under the influence of drugs, both prescribed and illegal. This issue recently came to a head for the famed golfer, Tiger Woods, who was arrested near his home in Florida.