Industrial Hemp and CBD Issues from the NC State Bureau of Investigation

Whether law enforcement has probable cause to search is a critical issue in most drug arrests where the defendant is inside a vehicle.  Oftentimes, that probable cause is based on the law enforcement officer’s detection of the odor of marijuana.  This letter from the State Bureau of Investigations Director opines that law enforcement officers are not able to differentiate between the smell of legal CBD products (which contain small amounts of THC) and marijuana, an illegal controlled substance; and provides additional ammunition to defense attorney’s challenging probable cause for searches based on marijuana odor.

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