Good help is hard to find. President Biden should keep that in mind considering dozens of White House staffers are being disciplined, released and asked to resign for past marijuana use, according to several press reports.
Some of those facing discipline and expulsion are from states and localities where marijuana is legal. In addition, the administration had previously indicated that it would be loosening restrictions around past marijuana use, with NBC news reporting in February that waivers would be granted at the administration’s discretion for limited use of the drug in the past.
Assured by transition staff that Biden’s team was more understanding of recreational marijuana use than past White Houses have been, young staffers had disclosed marijuana use in documents which were part of their lengthy background checks, something standard for employees at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.