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Is brief marijuana use a solid disqualifier for a top secret security clearance?

I smoked maybe 5 times in my first semester of college due to a little peer pressure I suppose, but I have no intentions of smoking again. Could I still acquire a top secret security clearance for a military job? I know I'll just be honest about it and hope that all works out well.

Asked By: ngaudio021 - 10/27/2010
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No problem if it's been more than a year or two since you smoked it. Only a fool would advise you to lie on your background investigation. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Single_Scope_Background_Investigation
Answered By: Yak Rider - 10/27/2010
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You could get a clearance with that as long as it's been a couple of years and it really was a one time thing. The trick is getting into the military. That would require a waiver. If you get one, you should be good to go. Whatever you do, don't lie about it, because they will uncover almost ANY dirt on you if you go... More
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Answered By: HDH - 10/27/2010
 
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Answered By: Marine5 - 10/27/2010
 
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