Yes, marijuana is legal now in Michigan, but growing more than a personal stash without a license is still illegal, hence the need for a 'super nose' to sniff out skank weed!

The town of Bessemer in Michigan's far western Upper Peninsula has approved the purchase of a 'Nasal Ranger' device for sniffing out illegal homegrown skank weed, otherwise known as 'Yooper Yahoo', or 'Bessemer Bong Mulch'.

The Bessemer City Council approved the purchase at last week's meeting. According to the, Council Member Linda Nelson emphasized the need for the device:

"The city of Bessemer stinks. You can smell marijuana everywhere. We've got people who can't sit in their backyard because the smell from their neighbor is so bad."

I'm not making that up.

So what is a NASAL RANGER? Glad you asked, here's a handy video to explain what it does:

According to

The device can measure and quantify odor strength in the ambient air, according to the product’s webpage. It can notify users about the strength of the oder they are trying to sniff out, such as pot.

Police officers will also be trained on the device, so they can help regulate neighbors’ “weed farms” efficiently and properly fine individuals who don’t comply with the law.

To defray the cost of the expensive smellometer, the city will share the cost with nearby Ironwood, so they can search out skank weed as well.

More From 97.9 WGRD