"A lot of the case law I'm using now is wrapped around the fact that marijuana is becoming less and less illegal," says Seed. "Many marijuana cases now are possession with intent [to distribute] or straight distribution."
"Marijuana is taken in a different light now, because of the voters in Massachusetts," says Seed. "It's different from cocaine and heroin. The general public views it different."
Recreationally, though, the court will rule later this spring on the case Commonwealth v. Pacheco, which will determine whether sharing a non-criminal amount of marijuana (for example, by sharing a joint) constitutes unlawful distribution or if it's cause for further search of the person's property.
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