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Security Clearance Denial

Marijuana use is becoming more prevalent as the number of states that legalize its use for medical or recreational use increases. Some have legitimate reasons for getting a medical marijuana card, e.g., relieves anxiety from PTSD or chronic back pain. Other use marijuana just to get high or to obtain

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Security Clearance Denial

Security clearance holders receive an annual briefing on the requirements for maintaining eligibility and what kinds of activities are a no-no. Yet, time and again a select few choose to ignore the warnings and gamble they won’t get caught. Another recent case involving a Department of Energy contractor shows the

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Obtaining Security Clearance

More than a year ago, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) added marijuana extracts to its list of Schedule 1 drugs. Schedule 1 drugs, substances, or chemicals are defined as drugs with no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse. Cannabidiol (CBD) and CBD oils are considered extracts. These

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Security Clearance Denial

If you are working for a Department of Defense contractor there is an almost 100% likelihood they have a policy outlining the prohibition of illegal drug use. Now, say you live and work in Colorado, Washington, or in any number of the other states where recreational or medical use of

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