MA SJC: Odor not evidence of marijuana

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April 20, 2011
The Boston Globe    
Posted in LAND News, News, PND News

"The state’s highest court, overturning precedent and denying police a crime-fighting tool, ruled yesterday that the odor of marijuana smoke is not enough for officers to order a person out of a parked car, now that possession of less than an ounce of marijuana is no longer a crime in Massachusetts. ... The justices ruled that voters, in passing the 2008 ballot question, intended that possessing an ounce or less of marijuana 'should not be considered a serious infraction worthy of criminal sanction.'" (04/20/11)  

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