In Legal Terms Have you ever wanted to know the definition of a legal term? Do you find yourself wondering what your rights are when it comes to your property, marriage, or health? If you answered yes to one of those questions, In Legal Terms is the show for you. Tune in and learn more about your legal rights and how the law affects your day to day life. In Legal Terms is hosted by some of Mississippi's top legal leaders and experts. The show is set to consistently provide thought-provoking commentary and opinions on legal topics, whether local or national. Court trials, U.S. Supreme Court arguments, hearings, and other timely legal topics are all covered on In Legal Terms. Get the answers you've been searching for Tuesday mornings at 10 on MPB Think Radio.
In Legal Terms

In Legal Terms

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Have you ever wanted to know the definition of a legal term? Do you find yourself wondering what your rights are when it comes to your property, marriage, or health? If you answered yes to one of those questions, In Legal Terms is the show for you. Tune in and learn more about your legal rights and how the law affects your day to day life. In Legal Terms is hosted by some of Mississippi's top legal leaders and experts. The show is set to consistently provide thought-provoking commentary and opinions on legal topics, whether local or national. Court trials, U.S. Supreme Court arguments, hearings, and other timely legal topics are all covered on In Legal Terms. Get the answers you've been searching for Tuesday mornings at 10 on MPB Think Radio.

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In Legal Terms: Kratom

Guests: Glenn Lautzenhiser, Chairperson of the Lowdes County Crime and Addiction Task Force and Dr. Charles Rhea, orthopedic surgeon discuss why they believe the unregulated and legal substance - Kratom should be added to Mississippi's list of Schedule 1 Controlled Substances. Discussed on the broadcast: Notes from the Field: Unintentional Drug Overdose Deaths with Kratom Detected — 27 States, July 2016–December 2017 https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/68/wr/mm6814a2.htm Kratom Consumer Protection Act passed by Georgia in 2019: To amend Chapter 13 of Title 16 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to 2 controlled substances, so as to provide for legislative findings; to provide a definition; to 3 provide for the identification of a standard level of kratom alkoloids and establish 4 recommended dosages; to provide for the prohibition of access to kratom to persons under 5 18 years of age; to provide for package labeling requirements; to provide for penalties; to 6 provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes. http://www.legis.ga.gov/Legislation/20192020/183236.pdf Natural Herb Kratom May Have Therapeutic Effects And Relatively Low Potential For Abuse Or Harm, According To A User Survey https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/news/newsroom/news-releases/natural-herb-kratom-may-have-therapeutic-effects-and-relatively-low-potential-for-abuse-or-harm-according-to-a-user-survey Kratom Products Now Banned From Oxford; https://hottytoddy.com/2019/08/06/kratom-products-now-banned-from-oxford/ The Board generally has three readings for ordinances with one public hearing during the second reading. By state law, they must hold the two readings and public hearing although the Board's policy is to have three readings for most ordinances. However, if the Board finds that the ordinance is of interest to the public's health and safety, they can elect to vote after the public hearing during the second reading, which is what occurred Tuesday with the Kratom ban ordinance. https://www.boardpaq.com/pdfViewer?c=vdGRucaEoDKKu5%2fmOP6Rgw%3d%3d. "13 times more potent than morphine " From Kratom to mitragynine and its derivatives: physiological and behavioural effects related to use, abuse, and addiction. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4660513/#ref5 7-hydroxymitragynine demonstrates 13 times higher analgesic potency than morphine and 46 folds higher potency than mitragynine. From Matsumoto K, Horie S, Ishikawa H, Takayama H, Aimi N, Ponglux D, et al. Antinociceptive effect of 7-hydroxymitragynine in mice: Discovery of an orally active opioid analgesic from the Thai medicinal herb Mitragyna speciosa. Life Sci. 2004;74:2143–55. Mississippi Legislature 2020 Regular Session Senate Bill 2084 http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2020/pdf/history/SB/SB2084.xml Description: Kratom; include in Controlled Substances, Schedule I. Senator Chuck Younger, District 17, Principal Author STATE OF TENNESSEE OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL https://www.tn.gov/content/dam/tn/attorneygeneral/documents/ops/2017/op17-055.pdf Question: Does possession of the Kratom plant in its natural botanical form subject a person to potential criminal prosecution under Tennessee law, which makes it a crime to possess mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine in a synthetic form? Opinion: Possession of the Kratom plant in its natural botanical form should not subject a person to potential criminal prosecution under Tennessee law. The Kratom plant in its natural botanical form is not a prohibited controlled substance under Tennessee law American Kratom Association https://www.americankratom.org/

In Legal Terms: Fringe Benefits Taxed

If your employer provides a benefit to you it might be taxed. https://www.irs.gov/publications/p15b Are Fringe Benefits Taxable? Any fringe benefit you provide is taxable and must be included in the recipient's pay unless the law specifically excludes it. Section 2 discusses the exclusions that apply to certain fringe benefits. Any benefit not excluded under the rules discussed in section 2 is taxable. Question from a caller: If you receive proceeds from settlement of a lawsuit, you may have questions about whether you must include the proceeds in your income. . . https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p4345.pdf

In Legal Terms: 2020 Census

Guest: John J. Green, Ph.D. Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology Director, Center for Population Studies & Society and Health Minor Affiliated Faculty, School of Law The University of Mississippi http://cps.olemiss.edu/ Be ready to be counted, Mississippi! April 1st, 2020 Census Day https://2020census.gov/ Kids Count in Mississippi https://kidscount.ssrc.msstate.edu/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/KC-Factbook-2020.pdf

In Legal Terms: Aviation Law

Our guest is Charles Stotler, an Associate Director of the LL.M. Program in Air and Space Law and Research Counsel to the National Center for Remote Sensing, Air and Space Law. https://law.olemiss.edu/faculty-directory/charles-stotler/

In Legal Terms: Contracts

As we begin the year 2020, familiarize yourself with contracts to protect yourself and understand your agreement. Professor Richard Gershon reviews contracts for us: Contracts don't always need to be written out, but having them in writing makes the agreement clearer to all parties. Illegal contracts aren't enforceable Contract = Promise and adequate consideration Counter offers negate previous offers Under 21? NO CONTRACT A caller also learned you can disclaim an asset that is willed to you.

In Legal Terms: Holiday Help

Guest attorney Francis Springer of Springer Law Office, a former Deputy Sheriff, gave helpful tips in case you or a family member run into trouble with law enforcement this holiday season. https://www.springerlawoffice.com/

In Legal Terms: Intellectual Property

Guest: Associate Dean Stacy Lantagne, Professor at the University of Mississippi School of Law discusses copyrights, trademarks, and fair use of created media. https://law.olemiss.edu/faculty-directory/stacey-lantagne/

In Legal Terms: Law School

Guests: Bette Bradley, Assistant Dean for Admissions and Scholarships at the University of Mississippi School of Law and Jason Derrick, Professor and Chair of the Admissions Committee at the University of Mississippi School of Law Topics covered: what are requirements for getting into law school admission tests traditional and non-traditional students employment after school the American Bar Association exams https://law.olemiss.edu/staff-directory/bette-bradley/ https://law.olemiss.edu/faculty-directory/jason-derrick/

In Legal Terms: Revocable Trusts

Guest: attorney Kelly Kyle, co-author of the book "How to Protect Your Family's Assets from Devastating Nursing Home Costs, Medicaid Secrets: Mississippi Edition". Kyle Wynn & Associates Registration for an estate planning seminar Saturday, December 7, 10:00 AM, at Courtyard by Marriott, 106 Baptist Drive, MADISON, MS http://www.kyle-wynn.com/seminar-registration.html

In Legal Terms: End of Year Taxes

What can you do in the next few weeks to get ready for filing your 2019 income taxes? organize your information itemized deductions charitable contributions medical expenses estimated taxes retirement contributions 529 plans Host Professor Richard Gershon is the author of several books and articles on taxation and legal education. https://law.olemiss.edu/faculty-directory/richard-gershon/

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