Hello all! I am new here. I currently have a Secret clearance with the DOD. I was going through the process of a Top Secret clearance with the ATF. I received my letter yesterday that stated the process was stopped. There was no reason listed. I don’t understand at all. I have never been arrested, credit score is in the 700s, no IRS issues, clean driver’s license. What could have happened? The only real debt that I have is student loans, which are a lot. I did disclose that I had tried CBD oil with no THC, but that is legal. The CBD oil is the only thing that I can think of that stopped the process. I thought if I was honest it would be ok. Since I was not technically denied a Top Secret (no where in the letter does it say that, it just basically states that they are stopping the investigation) will this affect with Secret clearance? What do I need to do to prevent it from affecting my Secret?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated! I am stressing out over here! Thanks in advance.