With new hemp law, ‘sniff and search’ goes up in smoke

7/13/19–“Sniff and search” has long resulted in many arrests for law enforcement in Palm Beach County. But, apparently, nearly all sniff-and-search cases just went up in smoke. According to State Attorney Dave Aronberg’s office via an emailed memo from his intake division, it is imperative for police departments to determine whether seized cannabis is marijuana or hemp from a 1 percent test kit, and a commitment from the agency that it will pay for quantitative testing by a private, accredited lab before charges can be filed. Read