Does Evidence of Pot in Car Allow Warrantless Search?

In 2018, in Stockton, California, officers noticed a man parked on the side of road. The officers decided to perform a welfare-safety check on the man and he became hostile toward police. Police then notice two to three grams of marijuana in a baggie in the front seat of the car, which was legal due to the passage of Prop 64 a few years earlier. Police then searched the car and found a loaded firearm, which the motorist was not allowed to have as he was a convicted felon. Was the search of his car legal, based on the officers’ observation of the marijuana in the car? To find out, please click on the following link –

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