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Arizona Court: Marijuana Odor Is Not Sufficient Probable Cause

Law enforcement agencies pulling shakedown maneuvers in medical marijuana states are now being forced back to the drawing board to develop an alternative to their once tried-and-true method for establishing probable cause: an officer claiming to smell weed. Several judges...

Supreme Court Ruling Alters Criteria for Probable Cause

Law enforcement operating in medical marijuana states could be forced to dig deeper than just evidence of a home grow operation to establish probable cause for a search warrant.

Weed Odor As Probable Cause Should Be Ruled Unconstitutional

One of the most underhanded methods the police use to establish probable cause is claiming to smell marijuana in a vehicle, which according to legal experts should be ruled unconstitutional because the skunk odor associated with cannabis is not exclusive to the plant.

Cop Attempts Illegal Search Because 'Everyone Who Plays Frisbee Golf Smokes Weed'

In the latest installment of absurd probable cause attempts by police officers, we've got an Ankeny, Iowa cop who tries to search an innocent man's car because "everyone who plays frisbee golf smokes weed," as he explains.

Mass.: Marijuana Odor No Longer Probable Cause

Law enforcement officers in the state of Massachusetts can no longer use the odor of unburnt marijuana as an excuse to search a vehicle. Earlier this week, the Supreme Judicial Court handed down the verdict that pays respect to the state’s decriminalization laws by ...

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