Advocacy

They Said It On Marijuana, Quotable Saturday, Part XIII

Even the FBI seems ready to re-think its policy of prioritizing marijuana eradication over hiring good people.

A Wall Street Journal article entitled, FBI Grappling With Hiring Policy Concerning Marijuana notes how “Congress has authorized the FBI to add 2,000 personnel to its rolls this year, and many of those new recruits will be assigned to tackle cybercrimes, a growing priority for the agency.”

But because so many of the nation’s top computer programmers like to smoke pot, the FBI is thinking that it is going to have to relax its ban on hiring anyone who has smoked marijuana within three years prior to applying to the FBI. FBI Director James Comey is looking at relaxing FBI cannabis rules because “a lot of the nation’s top computer programmers and hacking gurus are also fond of marijuana.”

Director Comer is looking to amend the FBI’s marijuana policies because, as he himself puts it, “I have to hire a great work force to compete with those cybercriminals, and some of those kids want to smoke weed on the way to the interview.”

Yes they do Director Comer, so just amend the rules and start hiring on something relevant like merit and start ignoring something irrelevant like what your applicants may or may not like to do in their spare time.