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Congressman Previews Bill To Protect Federal Workers From Losing Security Clearances Due To Marijuana

As Congress works to end federal marijuana prohibition, one key lawmaker says he will soon be introducing a bill aimed at protecting federal workers from being denied security clearances over marijuana.

Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) previewed his forthcoming legislation during a hearing on marijuana legalization that was held on Tuesday in a House Oversight subcommittee that he chairs. While the bill hasn’t been formally filed yet, he explained that it would tackle federal employment issues that remain unresolved under criminalization. Read more »

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