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Massachusetts Supreme Court: Cops Can’t Search Vehicles Based on Smell of Cannabis

Cannabis Becomes Legal Tonight

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court has ruled, in a unanimous decision, that law enforcement can’t use the smell of unburnt cannabis as probable cause to search a person’s vehicle, regardless of how strong the smell. “[W]e are not confident, at least on this record, that a human nose can discern reliably the presence of a …

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