DEA asking applicants about hemp use before legalization

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration is asking job applicants whether they’ve used hemp before it was legalized in 2018, saying current and past drug use is taken into account in the hiring process.

The DEA posted the updated questionnaire for applicants this month, asking prospective employees to “Please include any Hemp or Cannabidiol (CBD) use, if used before 12/20/2018,” Marijuana Moment reported. The date is when the hemp was legalized in the enactment of the 2018 Farm Bill.

“The application of DEA’s drug use policy guidelines, in conjunction with a case-by-case analysis, will determine if an applicant’s prior drug usage or activity will result in the applicant’s non-selection for employment with the DEA,” the questionnaire states.

The DEA also asks applicants whether they’ve used marijuana, including for medical use.

One comment on “DEA asking applicants about hemp use before legalization
  1. WesternUSCA1 on

    Is the DEA insinuating that people were already widely using CBD to treat their own medical ailments, prior to Epidiolex and Sativex?
    That belief might be contrary to the FDA’s all too convenient ‘belief’ that no one else, ever, in the history of humanity had ever used CBD and other Cannabinoids, to treat the same ailments that Epidiolex and Sativex do.

    I’m always weary of anything that the DEA does, specifically:
    Why do they specifically mention HEMP at any opportunity that they can?
    Legally speaking HEMP is not cannabis.
    I strongly believe that the DEA is trying to keep themselves involved and relevant to the hemp industry, when in actuality some other agency should replace them in anything and everything dealing with hemp. Hemp is a federally legal commodity crop. The DEA needs to stop trying to meddle in anything hemp-related, the USDA needs to replace them in everything relating to hemp. I sincerely and strongly believe that the DEA is trying to profit from a burgeoning new industry which should be outside their legal jurisdiction.

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