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Legal marijuana presents legal difficulties

The topic of legalization of marijuana for medical, and even recreational, purposes has been an increasingly important one in recent years as more and more states take sides on the issues. According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, there are currently 23 states and the District of Columbia, which allow marijuana to be used for medical purposes. As of now, Florida is not one of them, though it may soon be.

Beware officers using 'smell of marijuana' as justification for search

When police conduct investigations into suspected drug activity, they are bound by various rules which aim to protect the constitutional rights of criminal suspects. Unfortunately, police do not always follow these rules as they should, and suspects end up having their privacy rights violated. In some cases, police officers may truly believe they are doing good work, but fail to see that they are pushing the limits.

Tampa man killed by police during search warrant execution

Earlier this week in Tampa, a man died of gunshot wounds that occurred during a SWAT team's execution of a search warrant at his home. Police reportedly opened fire upon the man when he pointed a handgun at them from a bedroom. Those officers are currently on administrative leave until an investigation is complete, which is a standard procedure in such cases.

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