Hey all. So here’s another drug-related security clearance question from another nervous applicant.
My story: I’ve been recently afforded an opportunity to engage in the process of joining State as a FSO. While I should be stoked I’m a bit worried about a few things. One, I’m a recently returned Peace Corps volunteer who did indeed indulge in marijuana during the stint. My last usage was in June 2018. While I’m above the one year minimum just how hard will it be to receive a clearance after I not only smoked weed but did it while abroad? The usage was very infrequent (done during social settings about 4x) and again terminated in June 2018. The reason I quit was because a friend of mine in the FS advised me to do so immediately if I had any hopes of joining the FS in the future, which I did. Prior to that I’d only done weed in college (Freshman year). How worried should I be?