Idaho lawmakers just approved a new rule that makes it easier for those who've used marijuana to get on to the police force.

 

It used to be that prospective officers could be barred from certification if they had used marijuana within the past three years.  That's now dropping to one year.

 

Some agencies in Idaho may still choose to comply with what they call "The Higher Standard For Hiring" which means they'll continue to look at the past three years of applicants but most will abide by this new rule.