Licensure advice with misdemeanor

  1. Hello,
    I am seeking advice regarding becoming licensed as a RN with two marijuana misdemeanor marijuana possession charges on my record from 2013. I am going to finish school in California in 6 weeks but after speaking with lawyers in California they have told me that it is near to impossible to get licensed in a timely manner without restrictions here. I have spoke with a couple lawyers in Colorado, which seems like it may be more likely out there but I want to know all my options. Can anyone recommend or share personal experiences they have had in other states with the BRN that may be useful in guiding me on where to turn next to have a fair shot of being licensed.
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  2. 4 Comments

  3. by   Nathan08T
    I'm not sure how it works in terms of any official decision (meaning the information will be available online with your license information) but you will have to go through a monitoring program. California is 3 years I believe, sometimes 5. Random drug screens, AA meetings, and a few other things.
  4. by   SpankedInPittsburgh
    Yep I agree. Federal law still prohibits the use of marijuana so facilities that utilize federal funds in healthcare (all of them medicare) are bound by that. The BONs are almost sure to follow suit and you were charged with a crime. A trip to monitoring land is unfortunately most likely in your future. Sorry. Good luck!!!
  5. by   DRossy
    Unfortunately, it will also be very difficult for you to get a job in nursing with a criminal record and with two misdemeanors it will be a while till you can get them expunged.
  6. by   njnRN
    question is are they m4s or m3 m2 m1. get them expunged if you can.

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