Medical Marijuana in Ohio

As of January 2019 medical marijuana is legal in Ohio. What does that mean for you and what are the rules?  Medical Marijuana Legalization Marijuana is only legalized in Ohio for use to treat specific medical conditions and can only be ingested in certain ways....

Stand Your Ground or Retreat?

House Bill 228 went through many changes before it was signed into law late in 2018. The prior law stated that Ohioans had a duty to retreat if possible prior to using deadly force to defend themselves. The provision that was ultimately removed from the new law would...

FDA Approves First Birth Control Pill

Margaret Sanger, who among other things founded Planned Parenthood, met Gregory Goodwin Pincus in 1950. Pincus was an acknowledged expert in mammalian reproduction. Ms. Sanger asked him to pursue the creation of an oral medication that in the words of an angry judge...

The Latest Scams and How to Protect Yourself Against Them

We live in an era of robocalls and telephone and on-line scams.  It seems more and more ‘bad guys’ are trying to separate us from our hard-earned money.  How do we identify the scams and what can we do about to protect ourselves from the...

Judges & Marriage and Discrimination

The American Bar Association (ABA) has issued a formal Ethics Opinion 485. This opinion states that even if a judge only performs marriages for friends and family that he or she may not discriminate by refusing to perform marriages for same-sex couples. The opinion...

Applications of Consumer Psychology 2: Induced Demand

Induced Demand is a phenomenon small business owners should get familiar with. Conventional wisdom holds that higher supply floods a market of a resource, in turn lowering its demand among consumers. Induced Demand is what we call the opposite: supply for an item will...