Hello out there,
Aloha. ‘Polluting’ the atmosphere? Compared to what?
I used to follow God-only-knows how many of the foulest-smelling, blackest-smoking diesel Mercedes, Volvos and 18 wheelers in the Denver area when I lived there back in the 1970’s and early 1980’s. On cold days it seemed that the stinky, poisonous exhaust pollution from these anti-social vehicles would hang in the air long after they passed, choking everyone who came after them. :-O
Cannabis prohibitionists are obviously now increasingly desperate people, especially in Denver. They’re being surrounded by some of the happiest, healthiest and free-est people anywhere in the world and still they complain and conspire against us.
Somebody needs to do a study and report on the effects of ‘second-hand’ Cannabis smoke. I’ll bet it’s HEALTHY!
Planet Earth. Gotta love it.
All the best aromas to everyone!
—–H, Linda on 11/14/2013 9:21 AM wrote:
I saw this and had to tell you about it. I can’t believe how silly this is. I didn’t even hear about it here in Denver, I saw it on a UK news site, the Telegraph. They made marijuana legal but now you can be fined up to $2,000 for “offensive odor.” The police are using a “nose telescope” to sniff out odors. I wish I could show you a picture of it, but since I can’t, it looks like a combination radar gun/hand-held hairdryer that has a nozzle that fits over the nose and records the concentration of cannabis in the air. It shows a man using one. What will they think of next?? And who thinks up this stuff?? *rolling my eyes right now* This takes the cake. Here’s the text of the article:
Police use ‘nose telescope’ for cannabis odour mapping
Police in Denver are using a nose telescope to tackle odours from the recreational use of marijuana
By David Millward
10:15AM GMT 14 Nov 2013
As more cities in America legalise the drug, attention has switched to the pungent smell that wafts from the joint itself.
Denver has passed a new “odour ordinance” with a potential $2,000 (??1,247) fine for anyone found guilty of polluting the atmosphere.
The need to draw up standards emerged because of the confusion over the legal position of whether somebody smoking marijuana in their own home could be committing an environmental offence when the smell seeps into the street.
Under the new law an offence is committed if the odour is detectable when the smoke is mixed with seven times the volume of clean air.
The nose telescope also known as an olfactometer is the device used to measure the concentration of cannabis in the air.
t has something of a Heath-Robinson appearance with a telescope type device attached to a nosepiece.
Denver Police have opted for something called the “Nasal Ranger”, costing $1.500 (??935).
However the more sophisticated version of the technology, which also records both the concentration and GPS coordinates of where the offending whiff was recorded costs $3,500 (??2,183).
This does, however, include a subscription to a patented odour tracker programme.
Denver is one of a number of cities across the USA to have legalised pot.
Last week recreational use of the drug was legalised for adults over 21 in Portland, Maine at the other end of the country.