Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Odor of Marijuana Not Enough to Order Suspect Out of Car Says Massachusetts' Highest Court

The odor of burnt marijuana is no longer enough for police officers to order a person from their car, now that possession of less than an ounce of marijuana has been decriminalized in Massachusetts, the state's highest court ruled today. "Without at least some other additional fact to bolster a reasonable suspicion of criminal activity, the odor of burnt marijuana alone cannot reasonably provide suspicion of criminal activity to justify an exit order," the court ruled in a decision written by Chief Justice Roderick Ireland. (Link to Story)

Monday, May 2, 2011

Ruling opens the door to legalize marijuana in Canada

The Canadian government has 90 says to reform its marijuana laws before growing, possessing or smoking pot becomes legal. (Read the rest of the story here)
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Looks like Canada is a great place to be