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Past marijuana use won't automatically disqualify Biden's White House staff: report

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By Victor Reklaitis

President Joe Biden's administration is issuing new guidelines Friday meant to address a hurdle tied to recreational marijuana that it faced as it aims to quickly fill key White House positions, said an NBC News report citing unnamed officials. The White House on a case-by-case basis will waive a requirement that potential appointees be eligible for a "Top Secret" clearance, and the waiver only would be granted to those who have used marijuana to a limited degree and who are in positions that don't ultimately require a security clearance, the report said.

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