Denver Uses Nasal Ranger to Weed Out Pot Odor Complaints
Since Colorado voters legalized marijuana last November, reports of pot odor are no longer subject to criminal investigations. In Denver, the city’s Department of Environmental Health handles such complaints, examining cultivation sites and determining whether or not a given odor constitutes a fineable violation. Last year a grand total of 16 odor complaints were filed with the city (up from seven in 2010).
In order to investigate those complaints, the department has embraced the Nasal Ranger. The Nasal Ranger is a patented device that augments the human sense of smell to ascertain if a given pot grow odor is beyond the acceptable legal parameters. The Ranger is a portable odor-measuring device (resembling a radar gun or a megaphone). A nasal mask is placed over the user’s nose enabling him or her to detect the intensity of odor by filtering out odorous air. Read more
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