I am a student who applied to the FS and was denied by the Suitability Review committee after admitting to using marijuana (on the form and during the interview. I used exactly 4 times in early 2016 and 1 time last October. They indicated an appeal based on new information may be grounds for reinstatement. I have been in counseling for months, so that is new. I My counselor, employer, clergy are all writing character references to attest that with everything I do, I use great judgement, and will submit to weekly or random drug testing for the rest of my life. What are my chances of winning an appeal and how should I approach this process? I am being
told that my chance of a successful appeal is dismal.
Please give me some encouragement.t