On Monday, the U.S. Justice Department took a firm stand on fighting cyber crimes by charging five Chinese officials with hacking. It is a first-of-its-kind action, yet it seems that the actual cyber criminals are not the thorn in the side of the FBI these days -- it's their hiring policy.
The Wall Street Journal reports: "FBI Director James B. Comey said Monday that if the FBI hopes to continue to keep pace with cyber criminals, the organization may have to loosen up its no-tolerance policy for hiring those who like to smoke marijuana." That's because -- as you know if you've ever met a computer programmer -- the best of them of giant potheads! Otherwise every cyber crimes control room would look like this:
“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,” Mr. Comey contended. He admitted the agency was "grappling" with how to change its hiring policy with regards to marijuana which currently puts the kibosh on anyone who has smoked herb in the previous three years.
As they begin to realize the need for stoners within the FBI and the pointless laws against marijuana in general, many things will start to change. In the meantime, Comey is encouraging, "go ahead and apply,” despite your marijuana use -- your country needs you.