Experimenting with marijuana used to be a big no-no at the Santa Fe Police Department.

Under the department's policy, anyone who wanted to join the police force — whether sworn or unsworn — automatically would be disqualified if they had smoked a joint, eaten a gummy or used marijuana in some other fashion within three years of applying for a job.

But that was before New Mexico legalized recreational cannabis.

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