FBI and Fed Agencies Allowing Drug Users in Ranks

Most jobs require a drug test, but in some states, that’s been changing. Part of the reason is the legalization of marijuana in some states.

Though up until recently, the federal government and its agencies, especially law enforcement agencies like the FBI and the ATF, had strict drug testing requirements. Not anymore.

Doing Drugs? Here’s a Job!

The federal government is reducing the strictness of drug testing because they need more recruits. This follows suit with the US military, which gave 3,400 new boots a second chance after they failed drug testing.

The CIA and FBI are also downgrading their rules about drug use, especially cannabis. If you test positive for being a useless pothead, there’s a good chance you could still be getting hired.

The Biden regime, meanwhile, is also reviewing drug testing for granting security clearances to members of the administration. It won’t be looking too much into the history of drug use in applicants.

Adjusting to the Rules

It is true that cannabis is legal for recreational use in 22 states and legal for medicinal use in 38 states, but it’s still illegal under US federal law and the law of more than half the states.

Once you’re hired, you’re tested to ensure you’re not using drugs including cannabis, but the reality is a little bit different and obviously, people have tricks for swapping pee cups.

General David Berger took over the US Marine Corps in 2019 and said the use of drugs among the ranks “troubled” him. He said many new recruits needed “waivers” in order to get past the drug screening and isn’t the type of standard a modern military should allow.

Berger is right. America’s law enforcement, the federal government, and military shouldn’t have a drug history.

The fact that it’s now near impossible to find people who aren’t using cannabis and other drugs in the recent past says some very bad things about this country’s current state.

The Bottom Line

As if you needed more reasons to lose respect for federal agencies and the FBI, now you have them.

This article appeared in StatesmanPost and has been published here with permission.