The White House revealed that a handful of workers have been laid off over pot use, even though Vice President Kamala Harris has publicly accepted smoking herbs in college.
Then-senator Harris, who was also a 2020 primary candidate, backed the legalization of marijuana at the federal level in 2019, saying she smoked a pot in college at an interview with a radio program conducted by DJ Envy, Angela Yee and Charlamagne are God.
“I have [smoked marijuana]. And I breathed. I inhaled, “Harris said.” I think it makes a lot of people happy. And we need more joy in the world. “
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Harris clarified that she used the drug “a long time ago” during the interview and that more research is needed on the effects of marijuana on developing young brains.
As previously reported by Fox News, White House press secretary Jen Psaki confirmed that five White House employees have been let go by the current administration for marijuana use in the past, which is still a misconception. -law under federal law.
Psaki also said, however, that the administration has updated its policies to ensure that future marijuana use does not lead to the disqualification of employees or potential employers, she noted. would represent a shift from previous administrations.
Psaki linked to new guidelines reported by NBC, which showed that the White House will review situations on a case-by-case basis and exempt people who have used the drug on a “restricted” basis and who in positions that do not require security clearance.
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Harris usually sits in on the daily Presidential Summary of a sensible President given to Biden several days a week.
Several states have already decriminalized recreational marijuana use.
In December, the House of Representatives passed a bill that would decriminalize marijuana. There is a similar ongoing effort among party members to pass legislation in the current Congress as well.