Last week an Oregon Court of Appeals ruled that the smell of burning cannabis did not constitute a “physically offensive” odor and therefore was not in itself a crime that gave probable cause for police to search your home.
The case itself was about a man named Jared William Lang, who was arrested in 2012 after his neighbors complained of the strong odor of marijuana coming from his apartment. Police arrived at Jared’s home, search warrant in hand, to investigate the odor. The basis of the warrant was the offensive odor, which is a second-degree disorderly conduct charge in Oregon.
Once in the home, of course, police found... Continue HERE