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Thread: Burnt Marijuana - Not PC??
04-21-11, 07:34 AM #1
Burnt Marijuana - Not PC??
Hope this isn't a trend.
BOSTON (AP) — The odor of burnt marijuana alone is not enough for police to suspect criminal activity and order a person to get out of a car, the state’s highest court ruled Tuesday, citing a state law that decriminalizes possession of small amounts of the narcotic.
SJC: Burnt Marijuana Odor Not Enough To Suspect Criminal*Activity « SJC: Burnt Marijuana Odor Not Enough To Suspect Criminal Activity « CBS Boston
04-21-11, 08:08 AM #2
Good grief, because so many other things smell like burnt/burning weed.
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04-21-11, 08:09 AM #3
Maybe there it isn't but here it is'Political Correctness is a doctrine fostered by a
delusional, illogical liberal minority, and rabidly
promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which
holds forth the proposition that it is entirely
possible to pick up a turd by the clean end!'
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04-21-11, 08:44 AM #4
The article says it's because small amounts of MJ are "legal". I can see the argument, but I disagree if they are in a vehicle it should be PC. If you smell the odor of an alcoholic beverage is that not PC to order someone out to investigate?
04-21-11, 10:00 PM #5
That's Massachusetts for ya. Whether or not it justifies a search might be up for debate. Some judges here will make a decision based on what kind of odor...burnt vs. unburnt. As for having cause to have them step out?
Originally Posted by 213th
I don't know what, if any, case law out of that district is any more restrictive than that. Of course, state constitutions can also afford more protection to its citizens than the Fed. I'll have to read the full article later."If anything worthwhile comes of this tragedy, it should be the realization by every citizen that often the only thing that stands between them and losing everything they hold dear... is the man wearing a badge." -- Ronald Reagan, in the wake of the deaths of 4 CHP troopers in the Newhall Incident, 1970
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