Even after legalization, Maryland cops wanted to search people based on the odor of pot. Legislators said no


As of July 1, thanks to a ballot initiative that Maryland voters overwhelmingly approved last November, state law will allow adults 21 or older to publicly possess up to 1.5 ounces of marijuana. In anticipation of that development, Maryland legislators last month passed H.B. 1071, which will bar police, also effective July 1, from treating the smell of cannabis as sufficient…

This story appeared on reason.com, 2023-05-24.
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