Have You Been Smoking Pot? Denver Police Have a New Way to Tell: The ‘Nasal Ranger’

Denver, Colorado—one of the cities in the country to legalize marijuana use—has passed a new “odor ordinance” with a potential $2,000 fine for anyone found guilty of polluting the atmosphere with high concentrations of cannabis. And the police department’s plan for enforcement is a strange-looking device called an olfactometer, or more collquially, the “nose telescope.”

The so-called environmental ordinance is a result of confusion over the legality of somebody smoking in their own house should the smell seep out into the street. According to the odor ordinance, the smell is viewed as problematic if it is detectable once the smoke is mixed with seven times the volume of clean air. Denver police plan to use the “nose telecope” to enforce the ordinance.

– Read the entire article at AlterNet.



  1. bhonze on

    Maybe we can get lucky and they will sniff up some sort of fungi and die!

  2. Anonymous on

    Can they still get their heads up their asses with the scopes? No problem….

  3. Anonymous on

    lmao so stupid. what if he gets a piece of a fart?

  4. Anonymous on

    I hope this kind of machine isn’t implemented accross the states and canada.

  5. Sno on

    No jokes based on Futurama? How the professor has such a device?

  6. Anonymous on

    This proves how stupid cops are getting fuck are they ever stupid, oink oink go get some donuts your dumb ass pigs

  7. Dave on

    It’s difficult taking these clowns serious but I suppose enough do?

  8. BrianKerr on

    all they will be doing is sniffing panties with that thing.

  9. Worm on

    What a joke.


  10. Mrs. Ratsrectum on

    will not be used that much. Another prohibitionist waste of money!