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Marijuana Law – Keyed to Mikos
Missouri v. Paul
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On November 22, 2011, Chief Glen Garton and Officer Dennis Banks of the Lathrop police department, were at Paul, Defendant’s residence for an unrelated matter. When the officers arrived, Chief Garton identified himself, and Paul invited the officers in. Chief Garton observed on Paul’s Kitchen table a burnt end of a marijuana cigarette in the ashtray. Chief Garton seized the cigarette, and the lab report concluded that it contained .03 grams of synthetic cannabinoid. The State charged Paul with a class A misdemeanor of possession of a controlled substance. Paul appealed alleging that the she did not have “knowledge of the nature of the drug found in her home.” Paul presented evidence that she had a party in her home, and she allowed her friends to burn the product Mr. Happy, a cigarette, as incense because the packaged stated it was “one hundred percent legal.”
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