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.
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
Answered By: HDH - 10/27/2010
Yes it is...
Answered By: Marine5 - 10/27/2010
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