Illinois decriminalizes recreational marijuana on Jan. 1, but #DYK federal laws on marijuana arenâ€™t changing? To apply to #FBI, youâ€™ll still need to be marijuana-free for 3 yrs.
The waiting period for applicants appears to affect regular marijuana consumers along with people working in the marijuana industry and anyone taking Schedule 1 restricted drugs. Current FBI agents and staff face risky hurdles should they need to self-medicate with federally forbidden substances. And whatâ€™s with the 3 years? Why anabolic steroids for 10 years? Do J. Edgar Hooverâ€™s specter and COINTEL schemes still haunt the hallowed halls of the Washington FBI building named after him?
Hoover refused to recruit long hairs, bearded men, â€œpot headsâ€ and people he called â€œpear heads.â€ If by pear heads J. Edgar was referring to small-minded people and not just individuals with misshapen craniums, then why canâ€™t the FBI be euphoric over mother natureâ€™s herbal-based wonder drugs that lead to mind expansion and even improved mental health? Or will the US face a bleak future of pear heads in the FBI and other federal agencies?