A new bill will greenlight federal employment for marijuana users

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Tomorrow, I’ll be presenting “Weeding through the Haze: State and Federal Marijuana Laws and Implications” at the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s 2023 EXCEL Training Conference in Washington, DC.

Between now and then, I’ll need to update my slide deck.

That’s because, last week, Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) and Congresswoman Nancy Mace (SC-01) introduced the Cannabis Users Restoration of Eligibility (CURE) Act.

According to this press release from Congressman Raskin, the new legislation will “prevent prior or current marijuana use from becoming grounds for failing to receive security clearance or for being found unsuitable for federal employment.” Specifically, the

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