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Some NJ City Leaders Say They Will Fire Officers Over Off-Duty Pot Use

The Newark Municipal Council passed a resolution 5-0 asking Mayor Ras J. Baraka to issue an order prohibiting Newark police officers from using marijuana while off duty.

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New Law Says NJ Cops Can Smoke Pot Off Duty, Officials May Change It

Last week, just ahead of the start of legal recreational marijuana sales this week, New Jersey acting Attorney General Matt Platkin issued a memo to all law enforcement chief executives reminding them that law enforcement agencies in the state cannot take “any adverse action against any officers because they do or do not use cannabis off duty.”

NJ Officers Will Soon be Allowed to Use Marijuana Off Duty

Police officers are barred from possessing or using marijuana while on the clock, or performing any work while under the influence.

Detecting Drugged Driving

The legalization of marijuana has led to a major increase in drugged driving, which means police need new tools like Abbott Labs’ SoToxa to detect impairment.

New York Legalizes Marijuana, Expunging Some Convictions

Under the final legislation, New Yorkers will be allowed to possess 3 ounces of marijuana and grow up to three mature pot plants at home, with a limit of six per household.

Fourth Man Arrested for Marijuana Conspiracy That Led to Murder of California Deputy

Deputy Ishmael was shot and killed in the early-morning hours of Oct. 23 as he was responding to a 911 call from an individual in Somerset reporting that someone was stealing his marijuana plants.

Federal LEO Retires After Testing Positive for THC from CBD Product

A federal law enforcement officer chose to retire after he reportedly failed a drug test after using a cannabidiol (CBD) product to relieve severe lower back pain.

Enforcing the Wild West of Weed

Legalizing marijuana is requiring law enforcement to rethink and retool its drug enforcement efforts.

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