Colorado Supreme Court to hear arguments in case that will decide future of pot-sniffing police dogs

Beaker the Belgian Malinois was only 7 years old when changing marijuana laws led his handler to hang up the dog’s police vest. Beaker, like many police dogs across the country, is trained to alert his handler when he smells marijuana. But his signal for pot is the same as…

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Six alleged illegal retail pot shops busted in Colorado Springs; $1.375M seized, police say

Business was booming at several Colorado Springs marijuana shops, despite local ordinances that prohibit the retail sale of marijuana and pot products. Following a lengthy investigation, multiple executed search warrants, an arrest and additional arrest warrants issued, police on Tuesday said cash seized from the alleged illegal businesses came out…

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Thieves crash stolen minivan into Colorado Springs pot dispensary, hit police car during escape

A team of alleged burglars crashed a stolen minivan through the glass front entrance of the Native Roots marijuana dispensary, stole containers of marijuana and then crashed into an oncoming police vehicle during their escape early Wednesday morning. The burglary happened at 1:01 a.m. when someone drove the van into…

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Longmont police arrest man, two juveniles in marijuana robbery

Longmont police on Friday arrested an adult man and two juveniles, alleging they beat and robbed a man for his marijuana. Longmont police records indicate that Gabriel Christopher Vigil, 23, faces aggravated robbery, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, theft, kidnapping, first degree assault, criminal attempt to commit a…

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Canada’s Police: We Aren’t Ready For Legalization

Canada’s Police: We Aren’t Ready For Legalization Everyone in Canada is gearing up for legalization this October, whether they like it or not. According to the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP), they will probably not meet their target of training 2,000 officers in detecting drug-impaired drivers once cannabis…

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Police suspect FSU QB Deondre Francois of selling marijuana out of his apartment. He wasn’t.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Deondre Francois became the subject of a two-month drug investigation after Tallahassee police received a tip and believed the Florida State quarterback possessed marijuana with the intent to sell, according to a search warrant obtained by the Orlando Sentinel on Tuesday. The anonymous male tipster, who was…

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Maine police department will now hire recruits who recently used marijuana

PORTLAND, Maine — Police in Portland, Maine will now consider new recruits who are non-citizens and who have recently used marijuana. The Portland Press Herald reports the city’s police department is loosening its hiring policies during a time when departments across the state are struggling to find new recruits. The…

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Police still hush, hush on marijuana store burglary in Colorado mountain town

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Steamboat Springs police still are not releasing any details related to a March 4 burglary at the Billo marijuana store. Plywood covers a window Monday at the Billo marijuana store in the Curve Plaza commercial center in west Steamboat Springs. (Matt Stensland, Steamboat Today) “I appreciate the…

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