Contractor Marijuana Use Policy Trumps State Law

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If you are working for a Department of Defense contractor there is an almost 100% likelihood they have a policy outlining the prohibition of illegal drug use. Now, say you live and work in Colorado, Washington, or in any number of the other states where recreational or medical use of marijuana is legal. Your argument…

Wonder what the outcome would be if a person lived in Colorado and used marijuana before they ever even applied for a job requiring a clearance, then got hired and submitted their forms. Let’s say on the forms this person said, yes, I smoked pot yesterday, but if I get this job I’ll stop.

So in my hypothetical scenario, the drug use occurs when the person is not cleared or even employed by a contractor, but the drug use is very recent.