FBI may loosen marijuana rules for new hires

(USA Today) If you've used marijuana in the past three years, you can't work for the FBI.

But the FBI could loosen its marijuana use rules — in large part, to attract top computer programmers and hackers for its cybersecurity efforts.

"I have to hire a great workforce to compete with those cybercriminals and some of those kids want to smoke weed on the way to the interview," said FBI Director James Comey during a conference Monday in New York City, reports the Wall Street Journal.

The FBI has the authority to hire 2,000 employees this year, many of them assigned to cybertasks,the Journal reports.

Although marijuana is illegal under federal law, 21 states have legalized medical marijuana, including two — Colorado and Washington — that have also legalized recreational marijuana.


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