Recently I’ve been selected for an internship which would require me to get a secret level security clearance. One thing that I am concerned about is that when I was in college, I did smoke weed a few times- about 3-4 instances if my memory’s correct. It happened between late 2014 and early 2016, and I haven’t smoked since. I intend to be honest about it when I fill out the SF 86 form, and I also don’t intend to go back to smoking weed. Will this history significantly hinder my ability to obtain a security clearance?
Also during the interview process will I be asked who knows about my past experiments with weed? My mom knows about this and so do some of my friends, but my dad doesn’t, and I’m wondering if this will be an issue.
Another thing: I still have friends who do smoke weed, and within the past year I have been to parties where they have smoked. However, I didn’t smoke weed with them. Basically, is it still an issue if I’ve been to an environment where there were people smoking weed even when I didn’t smoke weed myself?