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Pot-Sniffing Dogs Still Useful in CA, Officers Say

June 13, 2017
Legal marijuana is in the air across California, but local and state law enforcement agencies say they won’t retire their pot-sniffing narcotics dogs anytime soon.

Colorado to Use Pot Tax Revenues to Fund Pot Busts

June 9, 2017
The first recreational pot market in the U.S. notched another marijuana first Thursday when Colorado started using marijuana taxes to fund police efforts to crack down on illegal growing operations.

Drivers Killed in Accidents Now More Likely on Drugs Than Drunk

April 27, 2017
Forty-three percent of drivers tested in fatal crashes in 2015 had used a legal or illegal drug, eclipsing the 37 percent who tested above the legal limit for alcohol, according to a report released Wednesday by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) and the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility.

CO Marijuana DUIs Drop 33%, But Officials Still Concerned

April 18, 2017
The number of citations for driving while under the influence of marijuana in Colorado dropped by 33.2% in the first quarter of 2017 compared with the same period last year, but the number of people using marijuana and then driving continues to be a concern for Colorado officials

Legal Marijuana Supporters Win Big Tuesday Night

November 9, 2016
Voters in California, Massachusetts and Nevada approved recreational marijuana initiatives Tuesday night, and several other states passed medical marijuana provisions, in what is turning out to be the biggest electoral victory for marijuana reform since 2012, when Colorado and Washington first approved the drug's recreational use.

Busting the Pot Fairy Tale

November 7, 2016

Once upon a time, the states of Colorado and Washington legalized marijuana. Then they made billions of tax dollars and we all munched on chips and lived happily ever after. Yeah, right.

Spate of Drugged Driving Deaths Alarms U.S. Regulators

October 28, 2016
The percentage of traffic deaths in which at least one driver tested positive for drugs has nearly doubled over a decade, raising alarms as five states are set to vote on legalization of marijuana.

Hound Labs: Sniffing Out Marijuana

October 10, 2016

The Hound is completely different in that it measures the amount of THC in a person's breath – which stays there for only a matter of hours at most. It measures blood alcohol content through breath as well.

Marijuana Legalization Leading In All States Where On November Ballot

October 7, 2016
Marijuana advocates are heading into the final weeks of the 2016 campaign with the wind at their backs as the latest polling shows legalization measures currently favored by voters in all five states where they're on the ballot.

Hound Labs Inc. Announces Successful Field Trials of Marijuana Breathalyzer with Law Enforcement

September 13, 2016
Hound Labs Inc. announced today that it has field-tested its marijuana breathalyzer, tested by law enforcement at the roadside, and the portable breathalyzer can detect and measure recently consumed THC in breath from consumption of both smoked and edible marijuana products.

Legal Weed States Have Trouble Defining "High" Driving

September 7, 2016
It turns out, measuring a person's THC is actually a poor indicator of intoxication. Unlike alcohol, THC gets stored in your fat cells, and isn't water-soluble like alcohol, says Thomas Marcotte, co-director of The Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research at the University of California, San Diego.

U.S. Court Upholds Gun Buying Ban for Medical-Marijuana Users

September 1, 2016
Gun purchases are off limits in the U.S. to anyone who uses medical marijuana or holds a state-approved medicinal marijuana card, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday.

Appeals Court Rules Residency In Marijuana Legal State Not Justification for Police Search

August 25, 2016
By a 2-1 vote, the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver said two Kansas Highway Patrol officers violated the constitutional rights of Colorado motorist Peter Vasquez in December 2011 by pulling him over and searching his car after he had been driving alone at night on Interstate 70.

DEA Says "No" to Loosening Marijuana Restrictions

August 11, 2016
The gap between permissive state laws and a restrictive federal policy has become increasingly untenable in the minds of many doctors, patients, researchers, business owners, and legislators.

Baltimore Chief Wants State to Relax Restrictions on Past Marijuana Use for Recruits

July 22, 2016
Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis wants to relax a hiring policy for police officers in Maryland that disqualifies applicants for past marijuana use, saying it is "fundamentally inconsistent with where we are as a society" and hurts local hiring efforts.

Video: Investigators Suspect Drug Cartel Involved in Ohio Family Murders

April 26, 2016
A law enforcement source confirmed investigators found some 200 marijuana plants. They were inside an indoor grow operation that was found in some of the homes where the eight members of the Rhoden family were executed.

Ohio Slaying Of 8 Family Members Was 'Pre-Planned Execution'

April 25, 2016
Authorities are scrambling to determine who killed eight family members in a "pre-planned execution" that has shaken residents in their rural southern Ohio community.

Delaware Decriminalizes Marijuana

December 18, 2015
Being caught with a small amount of marijuana in Delaware will, in most circumstances, no longer come with threats of prison time, hefty fines, or a criminal record.

Cannabix Technologies Testing Marijuana Breathalyzer Prototype

November 20, 2015
With marijuana legalization one big step closer to becoming a reality in Canada, a Vancouver company says it has developed a prototype device for catching drug-impaired drivers.

NJ Man Busted After Pot Found Visibly in Car at Police Station

November 17, 2015
A Toms River, NJ, man who was appearing in traffic court Thursday was arrested after officers found his car illegally parked at the police station with marijuana inside.
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