Dems Fire Back At White House For ‘Out Of Touch’ Marijuana Use Policy


Democrat legislators are firing back at the White House amid news that the Biden administration disqualified would-be staffers because of past marijuana use that turned up on background checks, despite early administration signals indicating a more progressive policy on weed. “On Friday, responding to a news report in The Daily Beast that said dozens of young staff members had been pushed to resign or had been reassigned to remote work based on their past marijuana use, Jen Psaki, the White House press secretary, confirmed that some employees had been sidelined but said that it applied to fewer people,” The New York Times reported late last week. Psaki also responded to the claims on Twitter, writing that “The bottom line is this…of the hundreds of people hired, only five people who had started working at the White House are no longer employed as a result of this policy.”

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