Of course, we all know that you can be a pot smoker and still be very good at any profession you could do if you weren’t, but there’s still the big-business drug testing industry trying to claim that you can’t, and for some jobs, merely admitting to past use could still disqualify you.
But that may be changing…
Top senators said Thursday that people who smoked pot a couple of times in their lives shouldnâ€™t be denied federal judgeships, saying it might soon become tough to fill out the federal bench if marijuana use was considered disqualifying. […]
Both Chairman Charles E. Grassley and ranking Democrat Sen. Dianne Feinstein said thereâ€™s been an evolving standard in society, and the committee is also having to adjust.
â€œIf thatâ€™s the sole judgment on whether somebody ought to have a judgeship or not â€” or maybe any other position â€” we may not be able to find people to fill those positions,â€ said Mr. Grassley, who said his own views on drug use have also changed since he came to Congress three decades ago
If I wasn’t enjoying retirement so much, and I had actually gone to law school, I might put my hat in the ring.