US: Supreme Court eviscerates 4th Amendment over marijuana smell

Supreme Court eviscerates 4th Amendment over marijuana smell
May 17th, 2011 By: Russ Belville, NORML Outreach Coordinator

"In a case decided yesterday, Kentucky v. King, the US Supreme Court has ruled that cops who smell marijuana coming from your home can break down your door and arrest you, just as long as they knock first and claim to have heard you destroying evidence.

They don’t need a warrant or probable cause, either. Today in America, police can now randomly patrol neighborhoods and apartment complexes sniffing around for pot. When they smell it, they can knock on your door and then break it down, claiming they heard noises from within."

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