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Drug-sniffing dogs retrained to ignore marijuana
You can't explain "gray area" to a dog, which is causing a few problems in Washington state.
Police are now trying to re-train drug-sniffing dogs to ignore marijuana, now that the state has legalized personal use.
Most of those dogs still alert police to what is now a legal drug.
That could result in an illegal search.
Prosecutors in Washington warn police they may now need more than a K-9's alert for a search warrant.
That's why the Seattle Police Department is among the many no longer training drug-sniffing dogs to detect marijuana.
Police are also trying to re-train the dogs by desensitizing them to pot.