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FBI, NSA to hackers: Let us be blunt. Weed need your help. We'll hire you even if you've smoked a little pot in the past

martinusher Silver badge

Re: From outside the US

>U.S. law allows employers to insist that you be drug-free

Its a bit more subtle that this. If a corporation gets federal funding in any way -- in other words, does business with the Federal government -- then it has to have a drug-free workplace policy. This includes drug screening of new hires. Needless to say this has spun off a whole new industry.

Its a Regan era "War on Drugs" thing. I personally only know one person who's been caught by it -- a colleague was laid off and then re-hired as a contractor from Intel. He failed the drug screen -- marijuana, of course -- and despite the best efforts of the managers involved had to be terminated.

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