It’s a well-known fact that computer programmers and weed go together like a hand in a glove, although not all programmers and software developers partake. And we all know that, despite the legalization of marijuana in many states, for medical use only, it is still a Class A drug according to the FBI.
Now, there’s a new crime that’s taking the world by storm right now – cybercrime. And that’s where the FBI step in. You see, these are real criminals and the feds need to go after them but they are struggling. Why?
Because of the FBI’s stance on marijuana, that’s why. The FBI has been given the go ahead to recruit 2000 more employees and a high percentage of those will be assigned to cybercrime. That means they need computer programmers.
And, because of their very strict anti-marijuana rules, they are having real trouble in recruiting them. Many of the top programmers and hackers are rather fond of little marijuana every now and again.
In theory, they are not supposed to hire anyone who has used marijuana any time in the last three years but, as James Comey, Director of the FBI points out, many of the programmers they want there have used it on the way to the interview.
Relaxing the Rules
It has now got to the stage where, because they are struggling to hire enough “clean” workers, the FBI is now thinking about relaxing the rules a little. Now, according the FBI, this drug is so bad that it’s worth spending billions of taxpayer dollars on locking people up for using it.
Yet, here we are, now at the stage where the elite law enforcement people in the US now have to admit some measure of defeat. Not all programmers or hackers are total potheads. Some of them only use it occasionally but this still rules them as ineligible to apply.
Now it looks like things are about to change – if the FBI hires marijuana users to work for them, they have to start reconsidering the classification of the drug.
Just one tip for you here today – if you do go for interview and you use marijuana, don’t smoke it. Use a vaporizer instead. You can get your vapor accessories at this online store and you don’t wind up sending everybody high just from the smell.