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Security Clearance Denial

Illegal drug use appeals are piling up at the Defense Office of Hearing and Appeals, mostly due to marijuana being legalized for recreational and medical use in more and more states. As noted by the Director of National Intelligence in a memorandum published in 2021, marijuana use in and of itself is not automatically

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Security Clearance Denial

Having been in the military myself many years ago, it always astounds me when I read about military personnel who blatantly use drugs while in the service, even though they know it is not allowed. I guess with easy access to a variety of drugs, especially overseas, the temptation is too much

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Security Clearance Denial

This particular Defense Office of Hearing and Appeals (DOHA) case was certainly an interesting read just because of the audacity of the applicant in thinking he could keep a security clearance in the first place. The Department of Defense initially granted him eligibility in 2018. In May 2021 he completed

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Security Clearance Denial

Last year, the number of security clearance denials involving illegal drug use increased by 36% from the previous year. Quite a few of the denials involved security clearance holders who mistakenly thought they could partake in marijuana use because it was legal in their state. So far, 2024 is starting

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