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    I am a medical marijuana user in the state of Colorado and was wondering would this bar me from becoming an LEO? I have a license for it and everything so I have all the documentation for it, it is prescribed to me for insomnia.

    Thanks.
    Last edited by Ek0; 09-07-2008, 07:23 PM.

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    Originally posted by Ek0 View Post
    I am a medical marijuana user in the state of Colorado and was wondering would this bar me from becoming an LEO? I have a license for it and everything so I have all the documentation for it, it is prescribed to me for insomnia.

    Thanks.
    While I certainly cannot speak officially for any LE agency, you can reasonably expect to encounter some problems as a result of your use of Marijuana.

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    • #3
      Still a violation of federal law. We would not hire you. Last I checked Insomnia is not an approved medical condition for Medical use in Colorado.................Could it be a Troll
      Last edited by Monkeybomb; 09-07-2008, 10:28 PM.
      The early bird may get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.

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      • #4
        Regulation 6: Debilitating medical conditions and the process for adding new debilitating medical conditions
        A. Debilitating medical conditions are defined as cancer, glaucoma, and infection with or positive status for human immunodeficiency virus. Patients undergoing treatment for such conditions are defined as having a debilitating medical condition.
        B. Debilitating medical condition also includes a chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition other than HIV infection, cancer or glaucoma; or treatment for such conditions, which produces for a specific patient one or more of the following, and for which, in the professional opinion of the patient’s physician, such condition or conditions may reasonably be alleviated by the medical use of marijuana: cachexia; severe pain; severe nausea; seizures, including those that are characteristic of epilepsy; or persistent muscle spasms, including those that are characteristic of multiple sclerosis.
        C. Patients who have had a diagnosis of a debilitating medical condition in the past but do not have active disease and are not undergoing treatment for such condition are not suffering from a debilitating medical condition for which the medical use of marijuana is authorized.
        The early bird may get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.

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        • #5
          Find another career in your life. We don't need potheads in our profession. Your insomnia excuse is lame for your use of marijuana...
          Retired LASD

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          • #6
            might want to reconsider, think about it you bust someone with MJ and you testify in court his attourney will eat you up, your creditability wont hold up to a traffic ticket in future cases
            In god i trust everyone else gets run on NCIC

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Retired96 View Post
              Find another career in your life. We don't need potheads in our profession. Your insomnia excuse is lame for your use of marijuana...
              Should have expected these responses with some cops on power trips, it's a shame some of you ruin the reputation of the field like you do.

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              • #8
                Medical marijuana is not approved by the FDA, so you could not be hired by a law enforcement agency. You'd have to be totally drug-free for whatever period of time they specify to be elibible for consideration.

                If you have insomnia, try Ambien or one of the other sleeping pills. Also work on stress reduction techniques, exercise and maybe a stiff cocktail in the evening.

                The difference is, alcohol is legal.
                Government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem. - Ronald Reagan

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Ek0 View Post
                  Should have expected these responses with some cops on power trips, it's a shame some of you ruin the reputation of the field like you do.
                  Its not a power trip, I am a firm believer in no drug use for law enforcement.
                  Retired LASD

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Ek0 View Post
                    Should have expected these responses with some cops on power trips, it's a shame some of you ruin the reputation of the field like you do.
                    Did you expect him to hold your hand, coddle you and explain it?

                    It may have come across as brash, but it is 100% correct regardless of your mindset. You have absolutely zero room to comment on our profession as you're not a law enforcement officer, you do not have a valid "disease" that would warrant medicinal cannabis usage and I seriously doubt you have any law degree. Remember that you're on a police message board and asking us for advice. Don't get angry because we told you the truth versus what you wanted to hear.
                    Last edited by Ursao; 09-08-2008, 12:08 PM.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Ek0 View Post
                      Should have expected these responses with some cops on power trips, it's a shame some of you ruin the reputation of the field like you do.
                      To the OP. You asked a question. OK, that's what we're here for. Looking over the replies, all I see is honest answers. If there's a power trip out there, I missed it. The situation is really as simple as this. If you use Marijuana and you apply to a LE agency for employment, you're going to face some major problems in achieving that goal. This is a fact regardless of all the medical, legal, and philosophic considerations out there. If you find that reply demeaning, then, I submit to you, that's your problem. Cops are pretty good at telling the unvarnished truth. Maybe not always diplomatically, but quite consistantly.

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                      • #12
                        What makes you think you'd get hired while suffering from Insomnia?

                        We lose a lot of sleep as it is, you don't need to start out in the red.

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                        Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find it is vanity;
                        but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men,
                        for they act their dreams with open eyes to make it possible.....”

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                        • #13
                          Tylenol PM....

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                          • #14
                            Medicinal use is still illegal, far as I'm concerned.
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                            • #15
                              It's a mind altering drug. No way should you be allowed to be a LEO. I wouldn't work with a drunk partner and I wouldn't work with a stoned one. I don't give two tiddlywinks if you're using it "legally" or not, that is so not the point.
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                              I don't agree with your opinion, but I respect its straightforwardness in terms of wrongness.

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