Illinois Supreme Court to determine if cannabis odor can be cause for vehicle search

 

January 17, 2024



By DILPREET RAJU

Capitol News Illinois

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The Illinois Supreme Court heard arguments on Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2024 as to whether the smell of cannabis alone is grounds for police officers to search a vehicle, marking a test of the state’s 2020 recreational marijuana legalization law.

The court heard two consolidated cases of individuals who were in vehicles that were searched after an officer used the smell of cannabis as probable cause.

In People v. Redmond, defendant Ryan Redmond was pulled over by Illinois State Police for an unsecure license plate and driving three...



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