• Legal marijuana could complicate use of drug-sniffing dogs trained to detect marijuana

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    “Now that anyone over 21 can have marijuana, police officers across Colorado are acclimating to the idea that it’s OK for people to possess small amounts. But drug-sniffing dogs may have a harder time getting that message.,. The dogs often are used to find probable cause to search, for example, a suspicious vehicle. A dog is walked around the vehicle to sniff the air next to it, giving an alert signal such as digging at an area of the car if it senses an illegal drug… But if a police dog has been trained to alert on a substance that is legal, it could be seen as overintrusive.” Robert Allen at the Coloradan

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