For the drug involvement question that asks:
“In the last X years, have you been involved in the illegal purchase, manufacture, trafficking…receiving or sale of any narcotic…cannabis for YOUR OWN INTENDED PROFIT OR THAT OF ANOTHER?”
If someone were to admit to purchasing small amounts of weed for personal use (before ever holding a clearance), are they basically incriminating themselves to the federal govt? Generally how badly will this affect clearance adjudication, even if real remorse is shown?
I know that the form says “your truthful responses nor information derived from your responses will be used as evidence against you in any subsequent criminal proceeding” but what does that really mean for your legal rights beyond the clearance process?