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Constitutional Right To Marijuana?


Article 1 Section 1 of the Indiana Constitution establishes the right to liberty and the pursuit of happiness, but this provision does not create the right to smoke marijuana.

In Solomon v. State, the defendant argued that criminalizing the mere possession of a single marijuana blunt by an adult who is not driving or otherwise impacting others violated his right to liberty and pursue happiness under the Indiana Constitution. The Indiana Court of Appeals rejected this argument noting that the possession of marijuana is criminal offense as defined by the legislature which has decided not to repeal the statute or decriminalize the possession of marijuana under any circumstances.

With over 35 years of handling thousands of criminal cases, Steven Knecht is familiar with the possible defenses to marijuana offenses and other drug charges. Few other attorneys can match his trial experience and knowledge of criminal law and he can use that experience and knowledge to benefit you. If you find yourself having been arrested, you should immediately hire an experienced criminal defense lawyer that you can trust such as Steven Knecht to help you fight the State because you have a lot at stake on the outcome.

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