State Marijuana Law Hurts Idaho Police Recruitment

IDAHO:  Idaho police say Washington State‘s decision to legalize marijuana is hurting its law enforcement recruitment efforts.

The Lewiston Police Department is finding a serious problem with the grass being greener on the other side

“It has hampered our hiring efforts for sure,” said LPD Sergeant, Jeff Klone.

“Just this past year we were looking for dispatchers and we had several good candidates that did well on the written test, did very well on the oral board but when I ran their background investigation we found out they used marijuana within the last year, most of them because it was legalized in Washington,” said Klone.