Thirty Democratic lawmakers have signed a letter urging President Biden to clarify the White House’ policy on past cannabis use.
Democratic lawmakers in Congress are calling on the Biden administration to clarify its policy on cannabis use by employees after reports that White House staffers had been fired or reassigned for their disclosed past marijuana use. News that dozens of administration employees had been fired, reassigned, or placed on remote duty was reported by the Daily Beast last week, less than a month after the White House announced that previous cannabis use would not disqualify candidates for some jobs under a new policy.
In a letter to the president, vocal cannabis policy reform advocate Rep. Earl Blumenauer of Oregon and 29 of his Democratic colleagues in the House called on Biden to put the White House employment policy on previous cannabis use clearly on the record.
“We ask that you clarify your employment suitability policies, remove past cannabis use as a potential disqualifier, and apply these policies with consistency and fairness,” the letter said.
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