Marijuana is on the ballot again in 2020, with Politico reporting that 1 in 3 Americans could have access to legal recreational pot depending on the results. As the number of states with some form of legal weed increases, the potential impact on law enforcement issues ranging from drug-impaired driving to officer hiring and recruitment is immense.
In March 2020, Police1 and Louisiana State University conducted an expansive survey capturing law enforcement attitudes toward marijuana use and enforcement. A total of 3,615 sworn LEOs weighed in on a range of topics, from the use of medicinal marijuana off duty to decriminalization. This special report features expert analysis of the survey findings.