The Feds Won’t Legalize Marijuana, But You Can Now Smoke Weed and Work Federal Jobs at the FBI, ATF, and Secret Service

Traditionally, the C.I.A. advised potential applicants to abstain from cannabis use for a year before submitting their application. However, in April 2020, they reduced this period to just 90 days. Similarly, the F.B.I. reduced its abstinence requirement from three years to a year in 2021. Ironically, the Office of Personnel Management has decided to cease categorizing individuals with a history of cannabis usage as security risks. This has simplified the security clearance screening process.