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Police can't search homes without a warrant just because they smell marijuana, proposed law says

4 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago Thursday, June 02 2022 Jun 2, 2022 June 02, 2022 1:15 PM June 02, 2022 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - A proposal banning law enforcement from using the odor of marijuana as probable cause to search someone's home was approved by Louisiana legislators. 

Rep. Marcus Bryant's bill, which already gained approval in the House last month, was approved by Senate lawmakers Thursday. 

Current law allows officers to justify a warrantless search of a residence if they can smell marijuana. 

The bill now goes to Governor John Bel Edwards' desk for final approval.

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