House Bill To Remove Cannabis As Obstacle To Fed Employment Faces Record-Keeping Complications



A Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report released Friday highlights significant limitations in a House bill designed to modify federal employment and security clearances for people who have used cannabis in the past. The bipartisan legislation, spearheaded by Reps. Jamie Raskin (D-MD), Nancy Mace (R-SC), and Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) encountered obstacles due to existing federal record-keeping policies, rendering key provisions potentially ineffective.

Legislative Intent Vs. CBO’s Feasibility Analysis

Initially, the Cannabis Users’ Restoration of Eligibility (CURE) Act, passed in September 2023, sought to eliminate past cannabis use as a disqualifier for federal employment or security clearances. However, the focus shifted to past cannabis use after committee amendments, reported Marijuana Moment. 

In this context, CBO’s analysis suggests that …

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