Colorado K-9s Need New Tricks as Pot Law Muzzles Sniffers

COLORADO: Like the good drug dog he’s trained to be, Vader barks and scratches the Chevrolet Suburban’s running board when he smells a bag of marijuana hidden between the doors.

Yet the mission for the 80-pound Belgian Malinois is unclear now that Coloradans 21 and older can legally possess as much as an ounce (28 grams), of marijuana. Several new dogs on his 10-member K-9 team won’t be trained to sniff out weed — while some, like Vader, will keep trying to nose out the drug. [Read more…]