Arizona Loosens Restrictions On Past Marijuana Use By Police Recruits

Arizona Loosens Restrictions On Past Marijuana Use By Police Recruits

Just weeks ahead of a statewide vote to legalize marijuana, Arizona is moving to relax limits on past cannabis use for people who want to become police officers, a move officials describe as a modernization of existing policy as laws and societal views on the drug continue to evolve. Current rules disqualify applicants who have used marijuana during the three years prior to their application. Applicants are also automatically rejected if they’ve used cannabis more than 20 times in their lifetime or more than four times after the age of 21. Under new rules proposed by the Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training Board (AZPOST) and approved unanimously on Tuesday by the Governor’s Regulatory Review Council, applicants will only be disqualified if they’ve consumed marijuana during the past two years. How many times an applicant has used the drug—or what form it came in—won’t matter under the new plan. The change marks the most significant shift in Arizona’s marijuana standards for law enforcement in nearly 30 years. The only other significant change regarding cannabis came last year, when the board clarified that officers could use CBD products without fear of losing their jobs. “As you can imagine, society has changed,” AZPOST Executive Director Matt Giordano told a local CBS affiliate in comments about the new rules. “Society’s view on the use of illegal drugs has changed, so we thought it was really important to take a look at that and make some changes.” The new rules, proposed in June and…

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