Biden's Suspension of White House Staffers Just Went Wrong

Published March 21st, 2021 - 08:15 GMT
Joe Biden
Following a 2014 referrundim, the recreational use of cannabis was fully legalized in Washington, DC, unlike its commercial sales. (Al Bawaba)

During his 2020 election campaign, US President Joe Biden transformed his position on marijuana legalizing which he had objected for decades, stating that he would support "decriminalizing the drug and leaving it up to states whether to allow recreational use." Yet, the latest news from the White House suggests otherwise.

Several news resources have reported that dozens of White House staffers have been sacked over their past experiences with pot, which comes as a surprise especially that the recreational use of marijuana is legal in Washington, DC, unlike its use for commercial sales in the district.

As soon as the news broke, social media commentators attacked the Biden administration; saying that the decision which punishes staffers for their past experiences, many of which took place in states where marijuana use is legal, constitutes a disappointing change in Biden's stance on the matter.

Moreover, some commentators took to Twitter to talk about being hired by government agencies even before the Biden era, where their statements of past use of pot in official forms not getting in the way of their employment.

Some even argued that no young person in today's America can claim to have never smoked marijuana in the past, which makes the Biden decision to suspend employees with past post experiences "useless."

 


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