No Cap, Cali Cops Won’t Grill Applicants ‘Bout Their Past Mary Jane Vibes

No Cap, Cali Cops Won’t Grill Applicants ‘Bout Their Past Mary Jane Vibes

Yo, listen up! I got some news that’s gonna blow your mind. So, check it, there have been some major changes to the employment policies for police officers in California. They’re finally getting with the times and removing questions about past cannabis use from job applications. It’s about damn time!

The Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training recently issued a bulletin announcing these changes. This bulletin comes after a new law went into effect that prohibits discrimination against job applicants based on off-the-clock pot use. And let me tell you, this law doesn’t just affect law enforcement jobs, but many other types of jobs too.

The bill that made all this possible is called Senate Bill 700, and it was signed by Governor Gavin Newsom. Big shoutout to Senator Steven Bradford for spearheading this bill. It’s all about making sure people aren’t penalized for their cannabis use outside of work. We all know that what you do on your own time is your business, right?

Now, let’s get into the nitty-gritty details. The Personal History Statement forms for aspiring police officers have been modified to remove questions about prior cannabis use. Questions 80-83 and 79-82 are no longer gonna be asking about that sticky icky. But don’t worry, they’re still gonna ask about any criminal history you might have. Gotta keep it real, you know?

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But here’s the thing, this law doesn’t go into effect until January 1, 2024. So, hold your horses if you were thinking of lighting up and then applying to be a cop anytime soon. You gotta wait until next year for that.

Now, this isn’t just happening in California, my friends. Other states are also starting to make changes when it comes to past pot use and becoming a police officer. In Nevada, they recently amended their hiring standards to allow applicants with certain cannabis-related offenses to be eligible. It’s all about giving people a fair chance, you feel me?

But not every state is on the same page. Just last month, there was a lawsuit in New Jersey aiming to block police officers from consuming cannabis, even when they’re off the clock. The argument is that federal law prohibits anyone who uses a controlled substance, including cannabis, from possessing a firearm. And since police officers need to have firearms as part of their job, they shouldn’t be able to use cannabis. It’s a whole mess, man.

But let’s get back to the good news. California is leading the way by allowing prospective police officers who have used pot in the past to still join the force. It’s all about recognizing that people change and that past pot use shouldn’t define someone’s future.

So, there you have it, my friends. California is saying goodbye to questions about past pot use on police job applications. It’s a step in the right direction towards ending discrimination and giving everyone an equal opportunity. Let’s keep blazing that trail and fighting for justice. Stay lit, y’all!

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And that’s a wrap, my peeps! Remember to stay up to date with all the latest news on High Times. Until next time, keep it real and keep puffin’! Peace out!

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