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The Legalization of Medical Marijuana

There are currently 28 states in the United States that have legalized the use of medical marijuana, including Pennsylvania where it became legal in 2016. There are many reasons why more than half the states in the country have moved in this direction since 1996, with more states heading in the same direction. There are [...]

February 27th, 2017|General|0 Comments

FORLETTA: Drug Investigations.

According to a 2012 survey by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, nearly 24 million Americans aged 12 and older had used an illicit drug or abused a psychotherapeutic medication within the past month. The study also found that drug used is highest among 18-20 year old Americans, with approximately 23.9% of this [...]

From the Desk of Larry Forletta: Intellectual Property Investigations.

Thoughts and ideas are just as important to the success of an organization as physical items. That’s why intellectual property protection is such an integral part of many organizations’ work. There are four different types of intellectual property—patents, trademarks, designs, and copyrights. Each of these is discussed in detail below. Intellectual property infringement is the [...]

FORLETTA: Protect Yourself from Cybercrime

With the proliferation of digital technology, cybercrime has been on the rise. Luckily, there are lots of things you can do to protect yourself from online fraud. In general, cybercriminals want to make their money as quickly and easily as possible. By making their job a little harder, you can keep yourself much safer. Some [...]

FORLETTA: Identifying Counterfeit Products.

Counterfeit products are defined as goods, often of inferior quality, made or sold under another brand’s name without the brand owner’s authorization. In part because of the Internet, we have become more and more inundated with counterfeit products. In 2014, US law enforcement agencies had to shut down 29,684 websites that were illegally selling counterfeit [...]