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Davis wants to relax restrictions on past marijuana use for police recruits in Maryland

Davis wants to relax restrictions on past marijuana use for police recruits in Maryland

Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis wants to relax a hiring policy for police officers in Maryland that disqualifies applicants for past marijuana use, saying it is "fundamentally inconsistent with where we are as a society" and hurts local hiring efforts.

Davis will lead a committee to review the current standard of the Maryland Police Training Commission, which sets hiring policy for law enforcement in the state. Police applicants are disqualified from becoming officers if they have used marijuana more than 20 times in their lives or five times since turning 21 years old.

The policy has been in place since the 1970s, when the nation had declared war on drugs....

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