Jersey City Police Union Fights Off-Duty Cannabis Ban, Seeks Reinstatement Of Fired Cops



The Jersey City Police Officers Benevolent Association is pushing back against a lawsuit aimed at preventing police officers from using cannabis while off-duty, citing federal regulations. The union’s attorneys are calling the lawsuit, which lawsuit targets NJ’s cannabis law, a facade for a political agenda.

Legal Arguments And Police Rights

Attorney Peter Paris, representing the police union, filed a motion to dismiss the city’s lawsuit. He argues that Jersey City’s concerns over federal repercussions for allowing cannabis use by off-duty officers are unfounded, reported New Jersey Monitor. 

Paris said the conflict is between city policies and the New Jersey …

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