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Bipartisan bill would allow people who consumed marijuana to gain federal employment

Posted on AllSides August 3rd, 2023
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Recreational cannabis has been legalized in more than 20 states and Washington, D.C., and there is now a bipartisan effort on Capitol Hill to change a law that limits federal hiring by automatically disqualifying candidates who admit to having used cannabis.

The proposed bill introduced by Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., has already received bipartisan support, with Raskin and Rep. Nancy Mace, R-S.C., sponsoring the Cannabis Users Restoration of Eligibility Act. The bill comes as a growing number of states enact laws to legalize recreational marijuana, on top of the several states that...

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