“Officials said a waiver would only be granted to those who have used marijuana on a ‘limited’ basis and who are in positions that don’t ultimately require a security clearance,” it was reported. / Photo by jgroup / iStock / Getty Images PlusArticle content
The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has issued guidance that may give a pass to those who have consumed weed in the past but are now looking to work in federal government, something the Biden Administration quickly picked up on.
The approach detailed by OPM — which applies to cannabis use and represents a revision of existing policy, with a nod to changes in attitudes around weed — notes it is possible to waive, on a case-by-case basis, certain requirements following a thorough evaluation. For potential staffers and appointees to the White House’s Executive Office of the President, that could
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