WH: Only Five Have Been Fired Over Past Weed Usage

Politico reports:

The White House on Friday sought to downplay the number of staffers whose jobs have been derailed by their prior cannabis use. A Daily Beast article published Thursday reported that “dozens of young White House staffers have been suspended, asked to resign, or placed in a remote work program” because of admissions of prior marijuana use.

Several staffers told the outlet that the actions ran counter to the Biden administration’s promise that the drug — of which a growing number of states, and Washington, D.C., have legalized adult use — would not automatically disqualify staffers from working in the White House.

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