Americas secret police force the FBI are having so much trouble finding clean living citizens that theyre considering hiring former drug users, the Washington Post reported this week.
Drug users whove quit will be able to apply for intelligence analyst posts and will be judged on their likelihood of future usage, the paper said, rather than the current rigid cut off point of 15 marijuana sessions ever.
"Recreational marijuana use is a fact of life nowadays," specialist lawyer Mark Zaid said, on welcoming the changes, "It doesn't stop Supreme Court justices from getting on the bench and doesn't stop presidents from getting elected, so why should it stop someone from getting hired by the FBI?"
The FBIs move emerged 18 months after Britains MI5 started hiring ex-junkies and crooks (News Of the World) following similar problems in hiring enough straight edge secret agents. The James Bond style organisation had previously tried traditional recruitment advertising in
The first time MI5 advertised in the Guardian it got 14,000 applications, an MI5 source told the paper, Thirteen thousand were in need of serious medical help. Open recruiting attracts people who have confused MI5 with the SAS, he added.
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