Two years ago one of my parents was arrested for growing pot and subsequently sent to prison. The crime that my parent was found guilty of was â€œgrowing with intent to supplyâ€ â€“ dealing in laymanâ€™s terms. The legal definition of â€œintent to supplyâ€ can stretch as far as passing a joint to a friend and as far as I know that parent never made any money out of his dope habit but either way they were in prison and are now a criminal. Obviously I intend to raise this with my ACLO during my sift interview because being an officer is about integrity and honesty and if the RN is as good as I am hoping this will all come out in a security check anyway. I don't want to get into the legality debate because the issue here is how to best approach the subject. I have read and agree with the RN policy on drugs. My opinions regarding what the law should be (compulsorily rehab rather than jail) are of no importance here because the law is the way it is. I am pleading my case and would appreciate some honest responses. As a child growing up in Liverpool, until I left for university, I was largely surrounded by pot smokers and never really had much concept of just how unusual this actually was. I never touched the stuff until I went to university. My parents never discouraged me from pot smoking and lots of my peer group at school actively encouraged it. As much as I love and respect my parents, I saw what lazy, unmotivated and disorganised people pot made them and I was just never tempted when I was around them. I dabbled at university because curiosity got the better of me and I had a genuine desire to understand my parents motives/their addiction/ I donâ€™t know I just wanted to know why they smoked so much pot. Why being high always took precedent to them over everything else. I still donâ€™t understand it now and it gets under my skin because they are intelligent people who both made something of themselves when they were young only to blow it all as they got older. So basically my question is How do I raise the issue of my parentsâ€™ jail sentence with my ACLO or should I raise it at all? And how would an ACLO respond to talk about my own drug use at university. Would my history just be passed off as an elaborate excuse?