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I don't think it's necessarily Joe's decision.  The federal government still acts on the premise that possession and use of pot is a federal crime.  I think he's just abiding by the laws, no matter how archaic they are.

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2 hours ago, JaneAusten said:

Who around him would be recommending this? It's stupid frankly. I am so tired of this nonsense about marijuana being a gateway drug. What would he do if Obama was his VP and admitted to smoking pot. Suspend him and ask him to resign?

 

I don't think this is about smoking pot. It's more likely about lying about past pot use which is something you don't do when you are trying to get a security clearance.

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8 minutes ago, marceline said:

 

I don't think this is about smoking pot. It's more likely about lying about past pot use which is something you don't do when you are trying to get a security clearance.

Oh that makes sense.

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40 minutes ago, JaneAusten said:

Oh that makes sense.

 

I'm thinking about this line from the Daily Beast story...

 

“There were one-on-one calls with individual affected staffers—rather, ex-staffers,” one former White House staffer affected by the policy told The Daily Beast. “I was asked to resign.”

 

I'm guessing that whole piece came from someone who got fired for cause way beyond pot and the fact that they ran to the Daily Beast tells me that they probably deserved it.

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One of the articles said that staffers were told that they could tell the truth and not be penalized for past pot usage. So they told the truth, and were hired.  And later asked to resign

 

 

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2 hours ago, Ponds said:

I don't think it's necessarily Joe's decision.  The federal government still acts on the premise that possession and use of pot is a federal crime.  I think he's just abiding by the laws, no matter how archaic they are.

 

This.

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1 minute ago, janea4old said:

One of the articles said that staffers were told that they could tell the truth and not be penalized for past pot usage. So they told the truth, and were hired.  And later asked to resign

 

That makes it even more likely it was about something else that popped up. "I told them I smoked pot, they hired me, then they fired me for smoking pot" doesn't sound logical.

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LOL, it's never going to actually happen.

 

It's another Trump vaporware project that's always coming in 'two weeks'. If it ever gets off the ground after grifting his followers for its creation, which I seriously doubt, it will have a short and sad life not unlike Parler and he will walk away claiming success. Just like every other failed business he's ever had, including his presidency.

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