I have been processing for employment for an IC agency (one in the Maryland DC suburbs) since late 2018, but received an email from my recruiter the other day saying that my processing for employment has been discontinued. No reason was given, I was simply told that I would receive a letter in the mail in the coming days, and to respond to the letter if I wanted information on the reasoning behind the discontinuation. I havent been told I was denied a clearance (yet), just that my processing was discontinued. I passed my poly back in early July (took me two tries for the BI portion and 3 for the CI even though I’ve never held a clearance before and hence none of the CI questions were relevant to me). The only sticking points in my background were occasional pot use in undergrad that stopped in Fall 2016, trying cocaine once around spring 2015, and engaging in some hazing as a fraternity member while in undergrad (nothing alcohol related or physical). Does this likely mean I was denied a clearance? Or could it simply be that since multiple CJOs are usually offered for the same position with this agency, that someone else simply beat me to the position by processing quicker? Any insight on this would be much appreciated.