Dozens of young White House staffers have been suspended, asked to resign, or placed in remote work programs due to past marijuana use, frustrating staffers who were initially pleased that President Joe Biden had said that recreational use of cannabis would not immediately disqualify would-be personnel, despite his crack addict son Hunter Biden and selecting a vice president who publicly confessed to using marijuana in the past.

Staffers were told informally on officially starting to work for the administration that previous drug usage would possibly be ignored, only to be forced to leave later. Biden had said we are “much more flexible than previous administrations” turned out not true. 

One former staffer clarified, “It’s exclusively targeting younger staff and staff who came from states where it was legal.” States that have legalized marijuana include Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Illinois, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, Oregon, Vermont, the state of Washington, and Washington, D.C.

Following White House background checks, one young staffer said, “There were one-on-one calls with individual affected staffers—rather, ex-staffers. I was asked to resign.”

“Nothing was ever explained,” another said. “The policies were never explained, the threshold for what was excusable and what was inexcusable was never explained.”

“The White House’s policy will maintain the absolute highest standards for service in government that the president expects from his administration, while acknowledging the reality that state and local marijuana laws have changed significantly across the country in recent years,’ said a White House representative to the Daily Beast.

“This decision was made following intensive consultation with career security officials and will effectively protect our national security while modernizing policies to ensure that talented and otherwise well-qualified applicants with limited marijuana use will not be barred from serving the American people,” he concluded.

White House press secretary Jen Psaki said in a tweet that the Biden administration wouldn’t automatically disqualify applicants if they admitted to past marijuana use. Psaki said of the hundreds of people hired in the administration, only five who had started working at the White House are “no longer employed as a result of this policy.”

Coincidentally, one person in the White House who has used marijuana in the past is Vice President Kamala Harris. She confessed to consuming pot “I have. And I inhaled—I did inhale. It was a long time ago. But, yes” and lied about listening to Tupac and Snoop Dogg on “The Breakfast Club” radio program—is one notable White House official who has not been fired or affected at all.

The new administration’s standard seems to be directed at stopping people with addiction history from getting entry to the White House. Many would contend, though, that this position is contradictory, provided that the president’s crack-smoking, foot-fetish-obsessed son, Hunter Biden, is said to have briefed him on US-China foreign policy.

 

Would-be Biden administration staffers who had their dreams derailed by an opaque mechanism now believe their honesty has been exploited against them.

“It’s exclusively targeting younger staff and staff who came from states where it was legal,” a former staffer said.

Hunter Biden was famously kicked out of US Navy for testing positive for cocaine. He was also pictured getting high and sleeping with a crack pipe in his mouth last year. 

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