Decriminalization of Marijuana and the Impact on the Law of Search and Seizure

Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 1:10 pm - 1:40 pm

In November, 2008, Massachusetts voters passed Ballot Initiative Two decriminalizing the possession of one ounce or less of marijuana. Now under G.L. c. 94C, § 32L, possession of one ounce or less of marijuana is a civil offense and the marijuana is subject to forfeiture. Since then, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court and Appeals Court have analyzed the ability of police officers to search and seize for marijuana and evidence of marijuana use. The MDAA Motor Vehicles Staff Attorney, Andrea Nardone, will give an overview of how these decisions have shaped the search and seizure law and detail what is and is not allowable to help prosecutors effectively combat defense challenges in court. NOTE: This webinar was previously offered on August 6, 2014.

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