Marijuana and hiring/employment.

Discussion in 'Getting on the job?' started by Rogergoodwin, Mar 21, 2017.

  1. Rogergoodwin

    Rogergoodwin MassCops Member

    Anyone aware of any policies with their department being adopted, since the legalization of marijuana, pertaining to the hiring process or current officers? My department has not addressed it at all, just wondering if that was the typical response.
     
  2. woodyd

    woodyd MassCops Member

    I know when "medical" marijuana was legalized most Depts still banned it. Medical Marijuana – Not for Cops? | Sandulli Grace
    If Chiefs wouldn't go for medical marijuana, I can't see recreational pot being ok
     
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  3. pahapoika

    pahapoika Subscribing Member

    We were told recently at in-service despite marijuana being legal in Massachusetts it's still a federal offense so don't get any ideas about lighting up :cool: :p :D
    The instructor said it half jokingly, but for some reason thought it needed to be said .o_O
     
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  4. woodyd

    woodyd MassCops Member

    Some more info Legal or not, South Shore police chiefs say cops can't use pot

    Personally I'm split on this issue. On one hand, I'm 100% anti-marijuana, and have voted against all three ballot questions to decriminalize and legalize pot. I have no desire to use it, and no desire to work with stoner coworkers.
    On the other hand, I'm sick of the double standards for Cops vs civilians and how much shit that the sheep get away with these days (blocking I-93 at rush hour, CWOFs in court, etc). I'm hoping that Trump's DOJ starts enforcing Marijuana laws federally.
     
  5. sgtmike1980

    sgtmike1980 MassCops Member

    Its BS cops cant use marijuana if there is a legitimate medical purpose, despite that its no different than booze. I hope someone sues these asshole Chiefs!
     
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  6. Goose

    Goose The list is long but distinguished. Staff Member

  7. Joel98

    Joel98 MassCops Member

    My department (and most others that I know of) have adopted new policies stating employees cannot use marijuana. I agree with these policies 100%.

    I cannot wait until Trump's DOJ and DEA start raiding all these marijuana 'dispensaries' in states where it's legalized, including here in MA.
     
  8. Joel98

    Joel98 MassCops Member

    Huh? I'm not working alongside a freaking pothead.
     
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  9. kdk240

    kdk240 MassCops Member

    My dept. Has a zero tolerance policy on the use of Marijuana for all employees including the few civilians we have.
     
  10. Pvt. Cowboy

    Pvt. Cowboy Lemme take a selfie Staff Member

    Think of it like the tobacco ban. Still totally legal, but plenty of departments don't allow the use of tobacco.
     
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  11. Joel98

    Joel98 MassCops Member

    Exactly, you nailed it brother.
     
  12. Treehouse413

    Treehouse413 MassCops Member

    Smoking tobacco. Please leave the dippers alone.
     
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  13. Crazy Otto

    Crazy Otto Working for the clampdown

    I was told (by a reliable source) that federal law prohibits marijuana use by law enforcement.
    I'm with Joel98. I don't want my backup to be stoned.

    You wanna smoke some weed? Get a job at Burger King.
     
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  14. Bloodhound

    Bloodhound MassCops Member

    And everyone else for that matter.
     
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  15. Treehouse413

    Treehouse413 MassCops Member

    Stoned or drunk what's the diff.
     
  16. Crazy Otto

    Crazy Otto Working for the clampdown

    Might want to read the title of the thread, son. Kinda specific.

    For the record, I do not want my backup to be stoned, drunk, distracted, dopey, bashful, sleepy, sneezy or grumpy. Happy and Doc are welcome to back me up any time.
     
  17. Goose

    Goose The list is long but distinguished. Staff Member

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  18. sgtmike1980

    sgtmike1980 MassCops Member

    Neither do I, but then we should do the same with booze, I don't want my backup drunk. But if your smoking weed for a medical reason you shouldn't be working at all. Obviously it would be prescribed by a Dr. and follow all the same guide lines we would follow when using medications that would not allow us to be at work.
     
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  19. sgtmike1980

    sgtmike1980 MassCops Member

    No smartass I don't want to smoke weed. I want people to have it if they need it for medical reasons.
     
  20. sgtmike1980

    sgtmike1980 MassCops Member

    There is no difference son, its the same. Medications, Alcohol, and well Marijuana would obviously be treated the same. It would take a little common sense which says you can't either medicate while you on duty or driving, you know like drinking booze lol, Jesus is that so hard to understand. Legalize Marijuana all the way, I don't use it but its no different than beer.
     
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  21. sgtmike1980

    sgtmike1980 MassCops Member

  22. Goose

    Goose The list is long but distinguished. Staff Member

    What makes you think I have one? Last I checked, cops are supposed to be ethical.
     
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  23. Treehouse413

    Treehouse413 MassCops Member

    One of my closet friends on the job had cancer and fought hard but lost after 15 years. I watched the guy pop oxy like they were f-in Pez candies because of his constant pain. In my opinion I'd rather see someone smoke weed then have to be depdent on that shi$.Funny thing is he was old school and would've never smoked.
     
  24. Treehouse413

    Treehouse413 MassCops Member

    My point is son weed and booze are the same.
     
  25. Crazy Otto

    Crazy Otto Working for the clampdown

    And my point is that they are NOT the same.
     
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