- high times May 21
The FBI is considering changing its long-standing marijuana rules because it can't find qualified employees. The agency's current regulations bar applicants from having smoked pot within the previous three years, but FBI Director James Comey said Monday that those rules may soon be relaxed in order to attract and employ more hackers.
The agency is looking to fill 2,000 open jobs to help fight cyber crimes, and Comey considers this a challenge, since apparently many hackers also love getting high. "I have to hire a great work force to compete with those cyber criminals, and some of those kids want to smoke weed on the way to the interview," he said.
It's unclear when — or even if — new rules will be decided on.- - Jordan Valinsky
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