Can a green tongue be cause to expand a traffic stop, or to conduct further search of an automobile?
The answer is no. There is no scientific evidence to indicate that marijuana use causes a green tongue. However, please be aware that there are a number of police officers, deputies, and state patrol officers who subscribe to this erroneous belief, through their training.
This is one of those areas that we must attack, as it impermissibly expands the nature of a stop, and turns ordinary fellows into felons.
Thank you for your consideration. Calvin P. Johnson
p.s. Sucking on Jolly Rancher green apple candy does not constitute a crime.