- Scripps Howard News Service
BREMERTON, Wash. – Now that marijuana is legal in Washington state, police departments have a problem — their drug-sniffing dogs haven’t gotten the message.
Once the pups are trained to find marijuana they will look for it no matter what the law says.
Apparently you can’t teach an old dog that particular trick.
So, Washington State Patrol spokesman Bob Calkins said his agency will be training new narcotics detection dogs and they won’t be introduced to pot.
“It’s problematic because the dogs could alert on a legal amount of marijuana and then we’re violating someone’s privacy,” Calkins said.