Officer, firefighter using medical pot fail drug tests



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HONOLULU (AP) — Law enforcement officials can't use medical marijuana, not even if they have a prescription.

Hawaii News Now reports (http://bit.ly/1mh0scx) a Honolulu firefighter and an officer were given one strike after they explained their failed drug tests by presenting medical marijuana cards.

They were told to stop using medical marijuana if they wanted to retain their employment. The officials also had to finish counseling to go back to work.

Federal law says marijuana users cannot carry weapons and ammunition.

The drug can stay in a person's system for up to two months in extreme cases, making it impossible for tests to show how long ago marijuana was used.

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Information from: KGMB-TV, http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/

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