- Not enactedThe President has not signed this bill
- The senate has not voted
- The house has not voted
Committee on Oversight and ReformIntroducedJuly 26th, 2018
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The blanket ban on federal employees smoking marijuana no longer makes sense when 46 states have enacted laws that are in direct conflict with the federal Controlled Substances Act. Additionally, the marijuana ban disproportionately affects veterans, who are more likely than the general population to use medical marijuana.
While individual states may have their own laws governing marijuana use, the fact remains that marijuana is illegal at the federal level. It’s a fireable offense for federal employees to violate federal laws of all sorts, and if those employees don’t want to be held to a higher standard they don’t have to work in the federal bureaucracy.