Illinois police claim if marijuana is legalized, they’ll have to kill their police dogs

But it is much better to keep locking people up for a non-crime in the Land of the Free however. Right?

Also no one has to kill any dogs. These are drug sniffing dogs not attack dogs. Stick em’ out on the Illinois prairie with some sheep on a farm somewhere. They’re German Shepherds after all. Make it a hemp farm. They’ll have a great time. This is not rocket science folks.

(From The Week)

Marijuana advocates are skeptical about the threat. “The idea that legalizing for adults to have an ounce on them will equal … all these dogs being euthanized, that seems kind of ridiculous and hyperbolic,” the executive director of the advocacy group NORML, Dan Linn, told The Pantagraph. Petrilli likewise said the dogs would likely continue to live with their handlers in retirement, and in states where the drug has already been legalized, some K-9s have simply been retrained to ignore the (much more frequent) whiffs of pot. Read the full report about what is to become of the police dogs at The Pantagraph.