Recently, the Biden Administration admitted to firing many White House staffers due to their use of marijuana. After a rigorous background check, these employees were forced to leave and were either let go or are still working remotely after their background check found a history of marijuana use.
The Biden Administration is now desperately attempting to reconcile federal legislation and hiring practices with the legalization of marijuana in a number of states throughout the United States.For the time being, five employees are no longer employed by the White House, and many other additional staffers who have a history of drug use are currently working remotely. Officials on the scene reported that hard drug use was a factor in the background checks of the individuals who were, sadly, let go.
"The White House collaborated with the security service to amend the regulations to ensure that previous marijuana usage did not automatically disqualify workers from working in the White House," White House Secretary Jen Psaki said in a Friday tweet that explained the policy guidelines in Federal Law.
The Secretary's tweet followed a story from The Daily Beast, which was the first to cite the case of Biden's White House firings of workers who confessed to cannabis usage. White House officials are now working on a case-by-case waiver of the provision for new appointees in the President's Executive Office.This waiver will now be given to people who have only used marijuana on a limited basis and are not in positions of authority that necessitate a top-level security clearance.
The Biden Administration will now be more lenient to ensure that this situation does not reoccur, and they have relaxed their rules on hiring individuals with a history of marijuana use.
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