Drug use and arrests


#1

I have been smoking marijuana since I was 16. I stopped at age 21. I experimented with LSD, cocaine, MDMA, and some prescription drugs until I was 21.

I also have been convicted of an MIP of alcohol, misdemeanor malicious mischief, and am on non-adjudicated probation until I’m 24 for sale of marijuana.

If I pursue the possibility of being an FSO, what are my chances of passing a security clearance? I have since graduated from college, abstained from drug use, and am pursuing my Masters.


#2

It really depends on when was the last drug offense was and if you can show what you have been doing to not use drugs again. The longer the better. I would say at least 3 years without another drug use.


#3

I would advise you wait three years from the time you complete your current probation period before applying for a position that requires a Top Secret clearance. The issue of selling marijuana is the most serious and needs time to mitigate, along with rehabilitation (completion of probation/drug programs, abstinence, etc…)