Law School Course Syllabus

TITLE: Marijuana Law & Policy. CREDITS: 2 credits. CLASSROOM HOURS & FORMAT: 28 classroom hours, in seminar format. DESCRIPTION: Marijuana has been a part of the human experience for centuries. But only within this last century has marijuana use become mostly The majority of polls, however, show a consensus of public opinion: continued enforcement of […]

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FedExing Marijuana

FedEx workers are allowed to hold suspicious packages, esspecially those that reak of marijuana and weigh many pounds. The following statement is by a FedEx worker whom made such a discovery. If this happens to you, if you are on the receiving end of a marijuana shipment, the best advice is to not try and claim […]

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Model Police Camera Legislation

This office was asked to draft legislation that would put cameras on police officers and in police vehicles in Massachusetts. So, here is the latest draft.  Please feel free to use this work for your own purposes. 1. Definitions: “audio” – audible sound. “body cam” – is device that is attached to person which can record video […]

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Probable Cause of Marijuana Illegal Cultivation and Illegal Possession

In a case before the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts, on behalf of NORML, this office argued that for purposes of obtaining a search warrant, police are required to ascertain that: an individual suspected of cultivating marijuana does not have a lawful medical marijuana license and a “cultivation registration” that would authorize such activity, or […]

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Changes in Motor Vehicle Law 2014 – Short List

Comm. v. Correia, 83 Mass. App. Ct. 780 (2013): Off-duty officer may delay issuing a citation so long as the motorist is told about the violation and the citation is delivered within a reasonable amount of time. Comm. v. Celletti, 2012 WL 6621774 (Appeals Court): Forwarding a second citation in order to comply with administrative […]

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Death Penalty in Massachusetts

While doing some research about double jeopardy for a client, we came across documents talking about double jeopardy in the Boston Bomber’s  (Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s) case.  With some extra time on hand, curiosity led to reading more of the documents on his docket.  Upon reading the docket, it became apparent that one of the most interesting […]

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