Isn’t It Legal? Colorado Is Cracking Down On Weed WIth The ‘Nasal Ranger’
So many pricks in Denver have been filing complaints about the horrible smell of marijuana that the Department of Public Health was forced to send out Ben Siller and his trusty Nasal Ranger to patrol suspected areas with his blow dryer-Nerf gun hybrid that detects the smell of weed.
Siller told 7News that he’s usually summoned to smell odors from pot farmers, not smokers obeying the law and blazing up in their own homes.
According to the Huffington Post, Siller has been investigating marijuana odor complaints for 26 years and says that most reported violations turn out to be false.
The Denver Post reports that the odor must reach a level of 8:1 or greater, resulting in a fine of up to $2,000.
But that hasn’t happened in 20 years.
The device was made to quantify odor strength in ambient air. Its makers hold odor training classes in Stillwater, Minnesota, and were featured on the History Channel’s Modern Marvels “Stink” edition.
The Denver City Council was actually considering making the smell of marijuana or the sight of someone smoking it illegal if it could be smelled or seen by others, but have not reached a decision on this pointless matter yet.
Supporters of Amendment 64, which made the limited sale, possession and growing of marijuana for recreational purposes legal for adults 21 and over, are protesting this potential law and claiming it is unconstitutional.
A64 states that adults can possess up to an ounce of pot, can grow as many as six marijuana plants at home (with only three flowering at any given time), but home-grown marijuana can only be for personal use and cannot be sold.
Adults can still buy each other gifts of up to an ounce of pot, though.
The country’s first recreational marijuana shops are expected to open on January 1, 2014.
Via: Huffington Post, Top Photo Courtesy: NasalRangers