Better Call Glew: What Is This Cop Doing In My Car?
You, my friend, are a living testament to the fact that no good deed goes unpunished! First and foremost, why did you let the police officer search your car?
Literally, nothing good can ever come from consenting to a police search, so why just give it to them? Make them work for it!
A police officer cannot search your car unless he or she has a search warrant or probable cause to believe there is contraband in your vehicle. If you are pulled over and an officer asks to search your vehicle, simply decline. You have nothing to lose, and if the officer does have a warrant or probable cause to search, I'm sure he or she won't be shy about letting you know. Bear in mind, your refusal may be futile if the officer isn't the most ethical guy on the force, but why not exercise your rights if you have 'em?
As to your second question, the answer, my friend, is no. Unless you had a physician's recommendation to use medical marijuana at the time of the offense, it will not help you in court. However, if you do plan on utilizing marijuana in the future, for your medical needs, I would highly recommend visiting your local doctor, to see if you are eligible for a physician's recommendation to use medical marijuana. If you do so, you can save yourself a lot of future hassle and aggravation dealing with the police and the criminal justice system.
Remember, next time a cop asks to search your car, just say no!