James Comey Had Welcomed Stoners To Join The FBI

James Comey Had Welcomed Stoners To Join The FBI

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When James Comey left his office as FBI Director, nobody was very happy with him. Lefties didn’t like him because he possibly threw the election to Donald Trump with a single letter. And some righties don’t like him because he wouldn’t stop investigating Trump and his people for possibly colluding with Russians to help throw that same election.

But there is one contingency that should welcome the poor guy with open arms: stoners. Back in 2014, Comey told a conference called the White Collar Crime Institute that skilled workers should not let their cannabis use stop them from trying to join the bureau.  “He should go ahead and apply,” Comey said of a pothead hacker who hadn’t applied because of his weed usage, as reported by the Wall Street Journal.

A lot of hackers like to get stoned. And hacker skills, for Comedy, outweighed any negatives that marijuana use could bring the bureau. “I have to hire a great workforce to compete with those cyber criminals and some of those kids want to smoke weed on the way to the interview,” Comey told the conference.

But it looks like things at the FBI have changed since Comey spoke three years ago. The bureau’s website currently states that no one who uses or has used cannabis recently, no matter if it’s legal or medical or both, will be considered for employment with the J. Edgars.

“Candidates cannot have used marijuana within the three (3) years preceding the date of their application for employment, regardless of the location of use,” or “whether or not it was prescribed by a licensed practicing physician,” the website reads.

It even goes so far as to explicitly forbid hash oil and pretty much any other cannabis-based form of elevation, including the “various forms of marijuana include cannabis, hashish, hash oil, and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), in both synthetic and natural forms.”

Even back in 2014 it was up for debate. Comey said the FBI at the time was “grappling with the question.” But it seems like they’re through grappling for now.

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