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Court rules pot smell alone can’t justify warrantless search

The court said a state police search of a vehicle in Allentown three years ago was conducted only because the troopers smelled marijuana.

By Mark Scolforo/The Associated Press

The Cannabis Question

NOVA investigates the story of cannabis in the U.S.

By Fred Vigeant

Updated: August 4, 2021 | 3:05 pm

Feds roll back ‘confusing’ addiction funding rules that had deadly consequence in Pa.

The change impacts people who need addiction treatment and use medical marijuana for a substance use or mental health disorder.

By Ed Mahon/Spotlight PA

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Court: Pot smell alone can’t form basis for vehicle search

The state Superior Court agreed with Lehigh County Judge Maria Dantos that the smell of marijuana alone is not enough to give police the right to search a car without a warrant.

By The Associated Press

Marijuana prosecutions and the push for criminal justice reform

Can a prosecutor support reform while still enforcing pot laws?
By Joseph Darius Jaafari

Pollster to GOP: Grass is greener on the side of pot legalization

Bills to permit the sale of marijuana have so far gained little traction in the state legislature, which is controlled by Republicans.

By Chris Potter/WESA
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