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Supreme Court upholds warrantless search of apartment based on marijuana smell

Police find illegal drugs after busting into wrong apartment complex The smell of marijuana smoke and sound of evidence being destroyed is enough reason for police to knock down an apartment door and search the place without a warrant, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday. In an 8-1 decision [PDF],…

MA court rules marijuana odor is no longer ‘reasonable suspicion’ for cops

BOSTON (Reuters) – The smell of marijuana smoke is no longer enough reason for police to order someone out of a car, now that pot has been decriminalized in Massachusetts, the state’s highest court said in a decision published on Tuesday. The ruling by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court was…

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