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Medical Marijuana

By Aline Miranda on February 25, 2015

A medical marijuana prescription does not shield California drivers from arrest for driving under the influence. For purposes of determining whether a driver is impaired, medical marijuana is treated the same as alcohol. According to Commander Chris Tennant of the Pullman, Washington Police Department who is quoted in a February 17, 2015 USA Today article as saying, “If we suspect that they are intoxicated (with marijuana) and driving, then we handle it like we would alcohol where we put you through field sobriety tests.”

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A Response to UT Editorial re: CA Medical Malpractice Law

By Aline Miranda on April 1, 2014

California’s Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act (known as MICRA), enacted in 1975, caps pain and suffering awards in medical malpractice cases to $250,000. The cap has never been raised or adjusted for inflation. To serve as an effective deterrent to medical malpractice by incompetent doctors, it is time for the cap be increased.

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