Maryland's top court rules that police can't search a person based on marijuana smell alone

Posted on AllSides August 16th, 2019
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Maryland's top court rules that police can't search a person based on marijuana smell alone
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The Court of Appeals of Maryland, the highest-ranking court in the state, said in a ruling this week — which opened by quoting Bob Dylan singing “the times they are a-changin'" — that police are not justified in searching a person based solely off of the smell of marijuana.

The 7-0 ruling stemmed from a 2016 case in which a man named Michael Pacheco was searched by police and later...

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