drug use background inquiry

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  1. chessimprov

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    I have a (former) acquaintance who use marijuana in the past. He wants to become a teacher. I'm not sure if previous usage necessarily goes on a person's record. If it does, are his chances of teaching shot, or can he teach in areas where marijuana has been legalized now? Does anyone know how this works? Thank you.
     
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    Usage does not go on one's record although he will have to pass a drug screen test, meaning he will have to be drug free for 30 to 90 days prior to the test depending on the test used. However, does he have any actual arrests involving drugs/marijuana? If so, I think this would be a deal breaker for employment in our community (small, rural, everyone knows each other, etc.) Maybe others from larger districts have different perspectives to share.
     
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    I don't believe he has any actual arrests. That's not a question I could actually ask him at this point, lol.
     
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    If he hasn't been arrested, why would there be any record of usage unless he brought it up? Sounds like a non-issue for most situations.
     
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    If the guy has a record, he should contact a lawyer. If there's no arrest record, he probably is in the clear.
     

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