Headlines Some Drug Dogs Are Losing Their Jobs As Marijuana Becomes Legal The dogs can create more problems than they solve. Published 2 years ago on December 6, 2018 By PETS+ Staff Share Tweet Drug-sniffing dogs with a nose for marijuana are falling out of favor as more cities and states legalize the substance, The New York Times reports. Canines trained to detect marijuana can be a problem for police departments. Tommy Klein, police chief of Riley, CO, explained why his department retired Tulo, a highly skilled dog trained to sniff out marijuana and other narcotics. Marijuana is legal in Colorado. Such dogs “have the same behavior for any drug that they’ve been trained on,” he said. And many are trained to detect a wide variety of drugs. “If Tulo were to alert on a car, we no longer have probable cause for a search based on his alert alone,” Klein said. Marijuana-trained dogs “are being eased out of the labor force” across the country, according to the Times. When they need new recruits, many departments are now looking for dogs that have not been trained on marijuana. Advertisement What happens to retired drug dogs? The Times reports that they usually go home to live with their handlers — as pets. Read more at The New York Times Related Topics:Latest News Top click to Comment(Comment) Advertisement You may like Zesty Paws Names CFO EQyss Starts Producing Human and Pharmaceutical-Grade Hand Sanitizer West Paw Announces 2021 ‘Make it Montana’ Winners Promoted Headlines Category Spotlight: Terry Naturally® Animal Health Category Spotlight: eTailPet Are You Ready For Adventures Beyond The Backyard? Tall Tails Advertisement Latest Trending Videos Photo Gallery1 day ago Get Inspired by These Chew Displays at Indie Pet Stores Hot Sellers1 day ago Dogs Go Crazy for Polkadog Bakery’s Atlantic Silverside, Plus More Hot Sellers Press Releases1 day ago Zesty Paws Names CFO True Tales5 days ago Employees: Leave Your Pot at Home to Keep Your Job Columns1 week ago How Beer Helped Me Promote My Pet Business Columns1 week ago 3 Things Customers Want and Need from Pet Businesses Trace's Store School3 days ago Video: Trace’s Store School Covers Lessons Learned from COVID-19 America's Coolest2 weeks ago Video: Take a Tour of Bark Life in Seminole, FL Trace's Store School3 weeks ago Video: Learn How to Do Holiday on a Budget at Trace’s Store School Advertisement SubscribeBULLETINS Get the most important newsand business ideas from PETS+. Advertisement Most Popular True Tales5 days ago Employees: Leave Your Pot at Home to Keep Your Job Columns1 week ago How Beer Helped Me Promote My Pet Business Columns1 week ago 3 Things Customers Want and Need from Pet Businesses Photo Gallery5 days ago 19 Photos That Show Why Dexter’s Deli Is One of America’s Coolest Pet Stores Headlines1 week ago Yelp to Flag Businesses Accused of Racism With ‘Consumer Alerts’ Photo Gallery4 days ago New Edibles for Cats, Vegan Bars for Dogs and Toys for the Holidays [GALLERY] Columns4 days ago 4 Tips for Negotiating the Best Lease for Your Pet Business Real Deal1 week ago How Do You Handle Know-It-All Customers in Your Store?