PA MMA doesn’t permit driving while smoking MMJ

The MMA doesn’t permit driving while smoking MMJ. The smell of burnt MJ coming from defendant’s car was reasonable suspicion to extend the stop. Commonwealth v. Sloan, 2023 PA Super 173 (Sep. 21, 2023).*

Plaintiff was in court shortly after arrest, and it was obvious he was being bailed out. By the time he got back to jail for processing, he was subjected to a visual strip search and then his release was delayed for two hours. The latter not a Fourth Amendment claim. The former fails on qualified immunity. Murphy v. Hughson, 2023 U.S. App. LEXIS 25020 (2d Cir. Sep. 21, 2023).*

Qualified immunity: Plaintiff doesn’t identify a case where similar actions were found to have been a Fourth Amendment violation. His case was thus properly dismissed. Andrich v. Kostas, 2023 U.S. App. LEXIS 25002 (9th Cir. Sep. 21, 2023).*

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