Recreational Marijuana – Just Because It’s Legal, That Doesn’t Mean It Can’t Get You Fired

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May 21st, 2014

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Kabrina Chang, School of Management

Judging from the talk filtering out of the highest offices of American law enforcement, one might conclude that smoking marijuana is no longer much of a threat to keeping one’s job. This week, due to the widespread use of marijuana among hackers, the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation said his agency may need to revisit its strict prohibition against hiring pot smokers if it wants to strengthen its cybersecurity capabilities…

Expert quote:

“There’s this misconception where people think, ‘It’s legal in my state, so I can’t get fired.’ None of that is true.”

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