Intent to Keep Using Illegal Drugs = Public Trust Denial

When I’ve run into this it has usually been for a subject who works for a government contractor that has recently been determined to need public trust. Usually the subject has worked for the company for years and doesn’t really understand the public trust process or why they need it. I always ensure that they understand that illegal drug use isn’t compatible with public trust positions. Then they tell me that they understand but they are going to continue using THC because they need it for their PTSD, anxiety, sleep issues etc. I always appreciate the fact that they were honest about their intent.