There is already a nationwide shortage of police officers and testing for past cannabis use among young recruits is not helping matters. 

An Arizona newspaper takes a look at how the police force in Chandler, the fourth most populous town in Arizona (pop. 285,000), is experiencing a shortage for this reason and it's happening across the country. 

Oh, yeah, Arizona legalized recreational marijuana use in 2020 and medical marijuana in 2010. 

Police Shortage Intersects With Cannabis

“I was talking to some of our recruiters just the other day, and I said, ‘What’s the biggest thing that’s disqualifying people right now?’ and he said, ‘recreational or medical marijuana use,’” …

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