Why New York State Police is no longer training its K9's to sniff-out pot

Posted at 1:54 PM, Jun 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-22 13:56:51-04

It's another indicator that New York State may be one step closer to legalizing marijuana across the board.

New York State Police announced Friday that its current canine class is not being trained in marijuana detection.

State Police issued the following statement to 7 Eyewitness News:

"The current canine class at the training facility in Cooperstown is not being trained in marijuana detection, given the state and national level policy discussions about legalization of regulated marijuana. The canines could be trained in marijuana detection later in the future if needed."

The news follows Monday's announcement from the State Health Commissioner saying his agency will soon release a report recommending marijuana be legalized in New York.



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