Apr 20, 2011

New Laws in MA

Even though I no longer live in MA, I had to throw this up. It makes sense from a legal standpoint because of the recent decriminalization. Some things to think about: How will police and the court differentiate between a legal stop and an illegal stop? How far does probable cause now go? Also, despite decriminalization, driving while high is still a DUI, right? But if police can no longer order a person out of a car based on the smell alone, what is their recourse? Food for thought.

Happy 4/20, y'all!

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