And you thought drug-sniffing dogs were just for airports and big drug busts: Unless this is a grand hoax, a Maryland company is offering its team of canine drug-sniffers to parents who suspect their kids are hiding narcotics in their sock drawer.
Anne Wills, who runs the non-profit Dogs Finding Drugs told the Baltimore Sun that parents are clamoring for the service and she expects business to "explode."
Ok, it is Baltimore, but parents daydreaming about this tough-love approach would do well to consider a recent meta-analysis of 17 studies (35,000 participants) looking at the link between marijuana use in teens and parental involvement. Lead author William Crano, a professor of psychology at Claremont Graduate University, in Claremont, Calif., said parental monitoring works.
"We found the effect was there," Crano told a reporter, especially for teenage girls. "It was clear that kids who thought their parents were monitoring them used much less marijuana than kids who didn't."