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.