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Hey sdn,

I was recently found to be innocent of a non-traffic infraction in Washington state with open/consume marijuana in a public place and had the infraction dismissed. Now I did not smoke anything, but was hanging out with a friend who was. I'm a first year pharmacy student getting ready to apply for my intern license.

Do you think I would have to tell the Washington Board/Commission about this? I would much rather not to be honest. My record is otherwise clean, but I do understand it is drug related. Washington state considers open/consume marijuana in a public place a civil infraction so it is not something you can expunge, but it isn't criminal.

Learning to be more wise with who I spend my time with as well....
 
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Hey sdn,

I was recently found to be innocent of a non-traffic infraction in Washington state with open/consume marijuana in a public place and had the infraction dismissed. Now I did not smoke anything, but was hanging out with a friend who was. I'm a first year pharmacy student getting ready to apply for my license.

Do you think I would have to tell the Washington Board/Commission about this? I would much rather not to be honest. My record is otherwise clean, but I do understand it is drug related. Washington state considers open/consume marijuana in a public place a civil infraction so it is not something you can expunge, but it isn't criminal.

Learning to be more wise with who I spend my time with as well....
Only if they directly ask something like "Have you ever been found in any civil, administrative or criminal proceeding to have…[v]iolated any drug law?"

Which they do.
 
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Only if they directly ask something like "Have you ever been found in any civil, administrative or criminal proceeding to have…[v]iolated any drug law?"

Which they do.

Thanks zelman. I was looking at that just now on the license packet. But since I wasn't found to have violated any drug law since the case was dismissed does that still mean I need to tell the board/commission?
 

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Thanks zelman. I was looking at that just now on the license packet. But since I wasn't found to have violated any drug law since the case was dismissed does that still mean I need to tell the board/commission?
Since it wasn't criminal, no. They only want convictions or criminal charges: "I understand that I must inform the department of any past, current or future criminal charges or convictions."
 
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Since it wasn't criminal, no. They only want convictions or criminal charges: "I understand that I must inform the department of any past, current or future criminal charges or convictions."


Got it, thanks zelman. I was neither convicted since it was dismissed, nor was it a criminal charge since it's a civil infraction. Where's that quote from?

Edit: I Found the quote right before you sign off on it.
 
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