Norhan Mansour was fired well after Gov. Phil Murphy signed a bill to legalize adult-use cannabis in New Jersey in 2021 (with sales beginning in April 2022). After the bill was signed, the Jersey City Police Department clarified that although cannabis was legal, police officers were prohibited from consuming cannabis when off the clock. Mansour was one of four officers who were terminated due to a positive THC test in June 2022, all of whom pursued a lawsuit in April 2023.
Civil Service Commission
A Jersey City, New Jersey police officer was unlawfully fired over marijuana and must be reinstated with backpay, state officials said on Wednesday, adopting an administrative law judge’s earlier findings.
About two months after Gov. Phil Murphy (D) signed the state’s cannabis legalization bill into law in 2021, the Jersey City Police Department announced a policy barring officers from using marijuana on or off duty. Norhan Mansour was among four officers who were later fired for testing positive for THC and proceeded to file suit challenging the termination.
The upcoming New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission public meeting on Thursday, October 27 will be held in person at 44 South Clinton Avenue in Trenton at 1 p.m. The meeting will also be livestreamed on the Commission’s YouTube channel.
Seating capacity is limited in the hearing room at the Civil Service Commission building where the meeting will be held. Interested parties are encouraged to continue to watch the meetings online. For public safety, no one will be allowed to enter if the meeting room is at capacity.