By Maureen Meehan, Benzinga on February 20, 2023
New Jersey police officers will no longer be tested for cannabis unless they’re suspected of using or being under the influence while on duty or if their position requires federal drug testing, similar to other drug-free workplace protections included in the state’s marijuana legalization laws.
The decision, which became a thorny issue, came after months of back-and-forth negotiations is meant to “provide officers with clear guidelines and protection.”
In April 2022, Attorney General Matt Platkin issued a memo to police chiefs and law enforcement agencies instructing them that they “may not take any adverse action against any officers because they do or do not use cannabis off duty.”
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