Booming Busts

Pot is still legally hazardous

David Miller, a student at Rutgers, "didn't think it could happen." When his roommate called the police to report a burglary in their New Jersey house, Miller's budding cannabis plants were in plain view. Said he: "I know more people who smoke pot than smoke cigarettes." The police, when they arrived, were less blase. They arrested and handcuffed his roommate on the spot. Miller later pleaded guilty to charges of possession in order to clear his roommate's name and challenge the constitutionality of the police search.

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