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  • Cannabis users could become feds under bipartisan House bill - August 3, 2023
  • The legislation also would allow federal job applicants who were previously denied positions or security clearances over marijuana usage dating back to 2008 to have those decisions reviewed under the newly proposed policy.

    Erich Wagner, Government Executive -

    Abipartisan trio of House lawmakers last week introduced legislation that would allow marijuana users past and present to qualify for security clearances and serve as federal employees.

    The Cannabis Users Restoration of Eligibility Act (H.R. 5040), sponsored by Reps. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., Nancy Mace, R-S.C., and Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., would end the practice by which a job applicant’s past or current cannabis use are unable to apply for jobs in the federal government and can be the basis of denying them a security clearance.

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