Marijuana policy could become more like nicotine rules

DAYTON – Dayton police said that marijuana policy could become more like nicotine policy to only prohibit current use.

“I’m not sure why we care that much about pot anymore,” said Ellis Jacobs, a member of the recruitment police reform committee. “And probably questions (during the hiring process) focusing more on current use rather than historical use might be more helpful.”

The Dayton Police Department says job candidates who have used marijuana in the past 12 months are not eligible to join the force.

About 15 U.S. states have legalized marijuana for recreational use, and more states will follow.

Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley: “I think we need to think about marijuana the same way we think about nicotine,”

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