The Supreme court of Vermont has ruled that cannabis smell is not sufficient cause for police to conduct a search or seizure of a vehicle. This means that a legal precedent is being set across the state.
This case is about a man who was pulled over by a Vermont state trooper in March 2014, because his registration sticker was covered with snow. There was a smell of burned cannabis in the car, so the driver was searched and his car was also towed away because he didn’t consent to a search of it.
The driver took his case to the ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) in Vermont and they sued the State of Vermont.
Vermont Supreme Court Rules Marijuana Smell is Not Grounds for Search