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Massachusetts Supreme Court Rules Legalization Initiative can Appear on November Ballot

Cannabis Becomes Legal Tonight

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court has ruled that an initiative to legalize cannabis for everyone 21 and older can appear on this November’s general election ballot. The ruling comes a day after the Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol announced that they’ve collected over twice the amount necessary to put the initiative to a vote …

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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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