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Published:June 9th, 2013 12:42 EST

Marijuana-Sniffing Police Dog Has New Job In Prison

By Robert Paul Reyes

"A police dog in a Washington state suburb is being transferred to a state prison -- his nose for marijuana obsolete now that the drug is legal in the state.


Phelan is being sold to the Department of Corrections for $1. He has a future sniffing out marijuana in prison, where inmates are still barred from using pot."


In a perfect world police dogs trained to sniff for marijuana in an individual`s possession, in his car or in his home would be trained to give him a sloppy lick on the face if he discovers weed.

Police dogs and cops have better things to do than to harass upright citizens who enjoy smoking weed. Even in states where marijuana is yet to be legalized, police officers shouldn`t enforce the laws prohibiting the possession or smoking of the magical herb.

Even in prisons drug sniffing dogs would be put to much better use as therapy dogs. A convict who bonds with a pooch will be less likely to break into your home when he is released from prison.


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