Advocates for medical cannabis patient rights scored a victory yesterday when the Senate Judiciary committee voted to gut HB 11-1261, the THC/DUI bill. The Senators concluded that the issue of whether marijuana use causes driving impairment and the best way to determine whether a person is impaired or not needed much further study before a bill could be passed. They amended HB 11-1261 to remove all the language about creating a [Click Here To Continue Reading]
Huge Victory In Massachusetts Limits Police PowerIt’s a logical outcome of decrim, and it finally happened today. The mere odor of burning marijuana is no longer reason enough for police officers to order a person out of their car in Massachusetts, now that possession of less than an ounce of pot has been decriminalized there, the state’s highest court ruled on Tuesday.”Without at least some other additional fact to bolster a reasonable suspicion of criminal activity, the odor of burnt marijuana alone cannot reasonably provide suspicion of criminal activity to justify an exit order,” the Supreme Judicial Court ruled in a decision written by Chief Justice Roderick Ireland, reports Martin Finucane at the Boston Globe.