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New Study: Honeybees Will Replace Drug-Sniffing Dogs | Odd Marijuana THC Finder

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New Study: Honeybees Will Replace Drug-Sniffing Dogs

Category: Odd | Posted on Thu, June, 25th 2015 by THCFinder

While the marijuana laws across the United States continue to change at an impressive rate—not to mention the advent of major drug overhauls in countries like Portugal and Uruguay—it has become increasingly more difficult for the soldiers of the drug war to use dope-sniffing dogs to effectively take down cartel mules trying to squeeze illegal narcotics into the black market.

However, a group of scientists believe they have found a solution to the diminishing K-9 narcotics infantry—honeybees that have been trained to detect illegal substances.

Researchers at the University of Cologne in Germany recently published a study in the journal Plos Oneentitled “Detection of Illicit Drugs by Trained Honeybees,” which details their success at pinpointing how insects will replace the drug-sniffing hounds of the world. The team began by testing the sniffer capabilities of three particular insects: the grapevine moth, the hissing cockroach and the western honeybee. Ironically, it was the honeybee that scientists determined was the best possible candidate for conducting drug stings because of its unprecedented ability to individually alert on every substance from cannabis to caffeine.

Read More:http://www.hightimes.com/read/new-study-honeybees-will-replace-drug-sniffing-dogs


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