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.