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How to Transport Cannabis

The following is a LEARN Channel tip (No. 3 in the video) that can help you avoid search and seizure and cannabis-related arrests.

Carry cannabis in the car trunk in a locked briefcase or suitcase. If the police see any cannabis “residue or material” via visual inspection, it will immediately trigger a search, even in states with medical cannabis laws. Plus, in states like California, the smell of cannabis emitting from a car will allow police to search the car because of the automobile exception. Keep cannabis or alcohol sealed as tight as possible and in the trunk, and this includes medical cannabis as some states actually require patients to transport it in the trunk. By locking it up in a suitcase or briefcase, you almost guarantee that the police need a warrant to break the lock and search your property (assuming you didn’t violate Rule No. 4). Just remember what Jay-Z said in “99 Problems” when the police asked to search his car: “Well my glove compartment is locked so is the trunk and the back / And I know my rights so you gon' need a warrant for that.” This will also give you time to call your lawyer which, combined with the locked suitcase, may deter the police from continuing to engage and allow you to go free.

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