Colorado UN Courtroom: Scent Not Enough For Car Search

Court: Scent not enough for car search

Because pot is legal in state, smell doesn’t constitute cause

The indication by a drug-sniffing police dog to the presence of controlled substances in a vehicle by itself is not enough to constitute probable cause for police to search that vehicle, the Colorado Court of Appeals ruled Thursday.

In a precedent-setting case involving a Moffat County resident, a three-judge panel agreed that a police officer needs more cause to search a vehicle without permission from its owner.

That’s because it could be legal marijuana, the court ruled.

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Monthly marijuana sales of $100 million the ‘new norm’ in Colorado

Monthly marijuana sales of $100 million the ‘new norm’ in Colorado

Chalk up another milestone month for Colorado cannabis sales.

The $127.7 million worth of flower, edibles and concentrates purchased in May from the state’s marijuana shops didn’t set a record for monthly sales, though. That honor still goes to March of this year, when sales totaled $131.7 million, according to The Cannabist’s extrapolations of Colorado marijuana tax data.

May’s benchmark, rather, is one of consistency.  It marked the 12th consecutive month that Colorado marijuana sales topped $100 million.

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