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Cannabis News: A Missouri Bill That Would Prohibit The Odor Of Cannabis To Justify A Search

A new bill was pre-filed in Missouri on Wednesday that would prohibit law enforcement from using the odor of cannabis to justify the search of someone’s home, car, or private property.

Said Representative Ian Mackey (D), who sponsored the legislation:

“Missourians overwhelmingly voted to legalize marijuana as medicine, so to allow officers to continue to search our citizens simply because they smell medicine is discriminatory and wrong,” Mackey told St. Louis Today. “It’s time for Missouri to follow the example of other states on this issue.”

Last month, St Louis lawmakers unanimously approved a bill to decriminalize cannabis cultivation and possession. The local measure also took lengths to protect those from being arrested for the smell or visual presence of cannabis smoke.

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