David Downs

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A judge for the Appeals Court of Maryland    has ruled    that the smell of marijuana is not probable cause for a search.

Cops can’t search you for smelling like weed. But are they following those rules?

A judge for the Appeals Court of Maryland has ruled that the smell of marijuana is not probable cause for a search.

from KCRW Features

Downtown Los Angeles is at the center of what’s becoming a public health crisis.

Illicit vape products from China are coming to LA

Downtown Los Angeles is at the center of what’s becoming a public health crisis.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

A measure that would legalize recreational marijuana has officially made it to the ballot in California.

Sean Parker Pot Bill Makes California’s November Ballot

A measure that would legalize recreational marijuana has officially made it to the ballot in California.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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