Massachusetts has never been a state known widely for common sense. After all, they elect just about anyone named Kennedy without question. Even having the first couple letters of one’s last name is close enough, right John Kerry? But things have definitely taken a turn for the worse.
The state’s Supreme Court recently decided that detecting “the smell of burning marijuana” was “not enough for police to suspect a person of criminal activity and order them out of a car.”
Say what? Maybe even the presence of plant stands in the back seat wouldn’t be enough, at that rate.
Massachusetts State Supreme Court Chief Justice wrote, “We conclude that, to order a passenger in a stopped vehicle to exit based merely on suspicion of an offense, that offense must be criminal.”
The ruling was a shocking 5-1 majority.
Someone send the sole dissenter a gift basket, quick!