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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Cannabis & Marijuana Law for Massachusetts on
Q: Can the police hold phone as evidence even after all charges were dismissed?

Recently arrested for distribution of class c and d drugs (cannabis concentrate, cannabis flower). Lead investigator took phone as evidence. Charges were dropped the next day as it was first offense. Now all belongings were returned except for phone. Lead detective says they can’t give phone back... View More

James L. Arrasmith
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answered on Jan 10, 2024

In the United States, law enforcement can retain personal property, including a phone, as evidence even if charges are dismissed. This is often due to ongoing investigations where your phone might contain relevant information. However, this retention must be reasonable and justified.

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Q: On Massachusetts probation with no condition about drug testing I have a medical weed card in state can I still smoke
Dakota Martin
Dakota Martin
answered on Oct 26, 2023

If there are any conditions about remaining drug and alcohol free, that could be a problem. Otherwise your activity appears perfectly legal and for a purpose. You should speak to your PO directly if you still have concerns. It goes without saying that they'll probably want to look at your... View More

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Q: selling hemp / CBD products online in MASS. Does this require a MDAR license or can I operate under farmbill USDA/FDA?

region is for Massachusetts

if you read the MDAR website its really confusing in the wording when discussing the Whole sale which I know for sure they regulate. Its confusing legalese I feel like should be a really simple answer..

Thomas Shack III
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answered on Aug 8, 2023

While the Farm Bill USDA/FDA regulations provide a framework for the cultivation and sale of hemp at the federal level, it does not exempt businesses from complying with state-specific requirements. Therefore, even if you are operating under the Farm Bill USDA/FDA regulations, you may still need to... View More

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