Marijuana and Security Clearances Don’t Mix

By John V. Berry, Esq., www.berrylegal.com

There have been a number of states that have legalized marijuana over the past 10 years. This has led to a great deal of confusion by security clearance holders about the legality of marijuana usage while holding or seeking a security clearance. Many states like Colorado or California have legalized marijuana, but it remains illegal under federal law.  This can cause problems for security clearance applicants or holders. This article discusses these issues.

 

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