Monday, November 27, 2006

People v. Wright (Cal. Supreme Ct. - Nov. 27, 2006)

A guy named "Shaun" (spelled the correct way, I might add) has a pound-plus of marijuana in his car and gets busted up in Huntington Beach after the police get a tip from a dude at a car wash that Shaun and his backpack reek of pot.

Ultimately, in this case, Shaun's conviction is affirmed by the California Supreme Court. Not because Shaun was properly precluded from asserting a defense under the Compassionate Use Act (he wasn't), but instead because the error was harmless. As Shaun was definitely selling, not just smoking, his pound-plus.

Love the name. Love the locale. Love the holding.

And love the message: If you sell pot, TAKE A SHOWER. Don't reek of it.

P.S. - Washing your clothes a bit more often won't hurt either.