I applied for a job where it is necessary to have a security clearance, the interview went extremely well and I was honest about previous drug use (marijuana less than 5 times, during graduate school, last time being March of 2014) and the employer said he would be willing to sponsor me when I had enough time to start the security clearance process.
I have a very clean record, was never caught nor would I have had this in my system if had to take a test but was forthright about it and honest. It was a stupid decision that I made in graduate school, and I certainly do not plan on doing it again in the future. What is the earliest date that paperwork could be started for a security clearance?
Thank you in advance