It’s now legal to smoke marijuana in DC. Unless you’re a federal worker. A federal worker who smokes weed in DC under the new law’s guidelines, “probably won’t be arrested by the DC police,” says Carl Goldman, executive director of AFSCME Council 26. “But if they were to be drug tested, they’d be subject to serious disciplinary action if the test came back positive.” As the Washington Post reports, it’s still considered an illegal drug by the federal government, and illegal to smoke on federal grounds. As such, federal workers are expected to abide by The Man’s guidelines. Sorry for the buzzkill.
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