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

    by  • January 9, 2013 • News Stories • 0 Comments

    “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...

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    Is it legal to own illegally-purchased marijuana in Washington?

    by  • November 15, 2012 • News Stories • 0 Comments

     “Jack Driscoll, Spokane County’s chief criminal deputy prosecutor, seems to take a different view, arguing that I-502 protects pot smokers only if they get their marijuana from state-licensed stores. “You can’t under this initiative have an ounce of marijuana that doesn’t come from a state- provider,” he said. “You still can’t have black-market marijuana.” ” Jacob Sullum...

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    Boulder’s DA has dropped misdemeanor possession cases; should Denver’s follow his lead?

    by  • November 15, 2012 • News Stories • 0 Comments

     “Boulder County, Colorado, District Attorney Stan Garnett likewise announced that he will dismiss all pending marijuana cases involving possession of less than an ounce or possession of marijuana paraphernalia by defendants who are 21 or older… Amendment 64′s backers argue that other prosecutors, such as Denver District Attorney Mitch Morrissey, should follow Garnett’s example. “The bulk of Colorado...

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