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VAN BUREN COUNTY, Mich. – Michigan State Police say that legalization of marijuana is making their jobs difficult.

Officers say that they are able to smell marijuana at traffic stops but are not clear on how law enforcement should handle each situation.

Police are struggling to address reports they receive due to the legality of the substance.

“We come across a lot of kids that are under 21 that have possession of it and obviously that’s in violation so we seize it and go through the process that way but when we come across people that are 21 and older and actually have it legally that's where it's kind of hard to deal with it in that aspect," Michigan State Officer Andrew Jeffrey said.

Officer Jeffrey says police receive multiple reports of people smoking marijuana but police cannot do anything if they obtained the substance legally and are not underage.

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