In an effort to boost New Orleans Police Department recruiting efforts, the Civil Service Commission Monday voted to relax drug and education rules for new applicants, reports nola.com.

Applicants who have used drugs other than marijuana in the past 10 years will now at least be eligible to go through the application process. Any non-marijuana drug use, regardless of how long ago it happened, had been grounds for immediate disqualification.

Marijuana use within the last two years will remain a disqualifying offense.

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