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We learned yesterday that the Seattle Police Department has changed its hiring policy regarding past marijuana use in light of the legalization of recreational pot

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Romenesko: Will Washington News Organizations Start Hiring Pot Smokers?

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We learned yesterday that the Seattle Police Department has changed its hiring policy regarding past marijuana use in light of the legalization of recreational pot use for adults in our state. But what about other companies, like, say, news organizations?

*See Also: SPD Changes Hiring Policy Because of I-502

It's a question Jim Romenesko is attempting to answer today, thanks to a letter from an anonymous reader who apparently works for a Washington newspaper and is interested in knowing, "Is a positive pot result a deal breaker these days?"

You can find the full Romenesko post here, which also deals with Colorado's recent legalization.

But in terms of Washington, here's what Seattle Times spokesperson Jill Mackie tells jimromenesko.com:

Seattle Times spokesperson Jill Mackie tells me: "Our policy is not changing. ...Our existing policy expects our employees to be free of alcohol and any other drug while at work." What if an employee enjoys a joint after work? "I can't speak to the details of how that's going to change," she says.

Coincidentally, here at Seattle Weekly we're stoned all the time. But you probably gathered that.

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