DEA Wants To Know About Applicants’ Hemp And CBD Use, But Only Pre-Legalization

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) wants to know whether its prospective employees or contractors have used hemp or CBD—but only if they used it before December 20, 2018.

Why? Because that’s when the 2018 Farm Bill was signed into law, federally legalizing the crop and its derivatives. In an updated drug questionnaire for would-be workers for the narcotics agency that was posted last week, DEA added the hemp note, signaling that it doesn’t have a problem with workers who consume the non-intoxicating plant, as long as their use is consistent with the legislative timeline.

The agency also said it wants to know about any marijuana use, even if it was for medical purposes in accordance with a doctor’s recommendation.

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