The company that I work for has recently decided to put me in for a security clearance. Before doing so, they gave me a form of questions that they warned me if I answered yes to, it would be unlikely that I would receive a clearance. They didn't want to know my answers, for the sake of my privacy, they just wanted to know if I was confident that I could obtain a clearance. One of the questions was about prior drug use and said that any would likely result in me not getting a clearance. Based on what I have read though, I do not believe that this is true.
When I was 18, I smoked marijuana 4 or 5 times. I am now 22 and I have not used it since then, nor do I have any intention of doing so in the future.
I intend to be completely honest on my SF-86, but I'm wondering if what they're saying has any truth to it or if they're just trying to weed out individuals who are unlikely to be cleared, which is what I believe. Is this the case?
Some more background information - the position is for a defense contractor and the clearance level is TS. There is no polygraph required either.