Legal Pot Makes Drug-Sniffing Dogs Overqualified In California

ROSEVILLE (CBS13) — Legalized pot in California is leading to changes in some local police K-9 units, and the dogs trained to detect marijuana.

“Once you train a dog on something you can’t untrain them,” Roseville police officer Scott Miszkewycz said.

Roseville police are training new dogs that won’t detect the smell of marijuana.

Lance is a 2-year-old German Shepard that will be Roseville’s first drug-sniffing dog that won’t alert handlers to marijuana, only to heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine.

“Now they will not be trained on marijuana, they’ll be trained on the other three,” Miszkewycz said. Read More