No one understands how regressive (and…evil) the federal government is. Thank you for burning down every beautiful field of plants over the years, not to mention the countless lives ruined by the war on drugs. relax, new york times report. why? As older generations, often sympathetic to the ideas of Nancy Reagan, leave the workforce, the federal government must recruit younger workers. Yes, and we know it’s a generally safe way to relax and improve your life (without the aggression that Boomer’s three martini lunches bring).
The federal government knows it, whether they like it or not polls suggest More than half of Americans enjoy cannabis, and a majority believe cannabis should be legal. Legal in 38 States (and federal home DC), recreational weeds are allowed in 22 states. Yet, in an absurd loop, it remains illegal under federal law.
And let’s be clear. The federal government has not said employees can start using cannabis. So what’s changed?
Historically, being honest about using cannabis doesn’t qualify you for many federal jobs. new york times reports that over the past five years, 3,400 recruits who failed a drug test on their first day were given a “retry grace period.” Biden is also expected to stop delving into past cannabis use for those applying for security clearance.
And the CIA traditionally told applicants to abstain from cannabis for a year before applying. And in 2021, the FBI cut his sobriety requirement from three years to one. And very politely (yes, that’s ironic), the Office of Human Resources decided to stop considering people who used cannabis previously as a security risk and streamline the security clearance review process.
Now, if you apply for security clearance, you must confess to using illegal drugs for the past 7(!) years (details, like when you joined Scientology, you’re asked to disclose dirt). Under new and improved legislation, that number is reduced to five. As for cannabis, applicants only have to disclose their use 90 days before seeking a job, at least acknowledging that cannabis poses less risk than other drugs (cocaine is Schedule II and cannabis is Schedule I). but feds, blow is safer than puff puff pass).
Regarding military service, the Army has exempted more than 3,300 recruits who failed drug tests or admitted to past drug use between 2018 and 2022. However, they recently started giving new recruits a chance to take another piss test after 90 days if they fail the first. increase.
In the post-COVID job market, the federal government now has to compete with the private sector. In the private sector, many people can work from home or even have a sativa e-cigarette nearby if they need an energy boost. It seems that the government has been forced to relax some policies. Let’s hope one day they realize that even their new “relaxed” policy is as irrelevant as the satanic panic.