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Cafe Vale Tudo

“Medical marijuana will soon be growing just blocks from the White House and Congress…”
~ Bill Piper, Drug Policy Alliance

Announcement Comes As Obama Administration Escalates Attack On Medical Marijuana Patients And Caregivers In California, Colorado And Other Medical Marijuana States

A nearly 15-year fight in the nation’s capital to allow patients suffering from cancer, HIV/AIDS and other diseases to use marijuana with a doctor’s recommendation has reached a crescendo, with the city naming six locations that will be allowed to grow medical marijuana legally under local law (including a company owned partly by celebrity talk show host Montel Williams).

Alan Diaz/AP

​The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether a police dog’s sniff outside the front door of a house being used to grow marijuana violates a suspect’s Constitutional rights.

Police used the reaction of Franky, a Labrador, outside Joelis Jardines’ Miami, Fla., house to get a search warrant that led to the discovery of 179 cannabis plants being cultivated inside, reports the Associated Press.
The justices said on Friday that they’ll review a Florida Supreme Court decision that thew out evidence seized in the search of the house. The Florida court said that Franky the drug dog’s work at the front door was itself an unconstitutional search.

Washington City Paper

​The United States Supreme Court will decide whether law enforcement should have obtained a search warrant before placing a global positioning system (GPS) tracking device on the car of a Washington, D.C., man who was suspected of dealing drugs, so they could covertly track his movements.

The justices on Tuesday heard oral arguments in an appeal from the Obama Administration, which wants the power to track suspects’ movements without getting a warrant, reports Bill Mears at CNN.
A majority of the justices appeared adamant after a one-hour public session that police officers should have gotten a warrant before placing the device on the subject’s vehicle, Mears reports. A government lawyer didn’t help the Feds’ case when he suggested that such surveillance could be used on members of the Court itself.