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Appealing GE denial for marijuana use?

Old Mar 1, 19, 2:56 pm
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Appealing GE denial for marijuana use?

Hi,

I was just rejected from the Global Entry program for admitting to marijuana use. I explained while answering that I have only used it legally. (My partner is dragging me for being honest with the government...) Has anyone had success/heard of anyone having success appealing a rejection based on marijuana use?

I do not have any record associated with marijuana use. Indeed, I have a completely clean record, never even a scrape with the law, and am generally the most vanilla, low risk individual you could picture. So my self admitted usage would be the only reason I was rejected.

Thanks!
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Old Mar 1, 19, 2:58 pm
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Legally? Do you mean overseas or do you mean in some state where it's no longer criminalized on the state level, but still would be a federal crime AFAIK?
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Old Mar 1, 19, 3:00 pm
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Originally Posted by MSPeconomist View Post
Legally? Do you mean overseas or do you mean in some state where it's no longer criminalized on the state level, but still would be a federal crime AFAIK?
Unfortunately the latter.
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Old Mar 1, 19, 5:47 pm
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Take a look at the following thread:
Global Entry Denial Recourse
There are some posts from June and September 2018 discussing denials of Global Entry due to use of marijuana.

Result of an appeal is reported in the Anyone Ever Get Turned Down for Global Entry? thread:
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Ombudsman replied, after 5 months, and denied my appeal. They still did not list the specific reason but only "confirmed" the reasons I was given on my denial letter, which were none, just a vague "not meeting the requirements of the Global Entry program". Kafka would be impressed.

I cannot conclude otherwise from my experience than if an officer asks if you have ever used an illegal drug, the answer you must give is no.
After 5 years, a reapplication, another ombudsman rejection, a FOIA response pretending that a file to which the ombudsman's office referred in their rejection did not exist, and a FOIA appeal that demonstrated the government was lying about the nonexistence of the file in the FOIA response, I now have the answer.

Admission of any previous marijuana use, even though it is currently legal where I live, will disqualify you for life from Global Entry under the "strict program requirements" banner.

If the officer asks you this question, you are officially screwed because to obtain Global Entry you would be forced to make a false statement to a federal agent. The questions they choose to ask you seem to be at their discretion, so, perhaps cutting your hair and wearing a suit to your interview like it's still the 1950s would be a safe bet.
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Old Mar 1, 19, 11:45 pm
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I see this all the time at work, our drug control is administered by the NRC - a federal agency

You can have a script for codeine, Oxycontin and although you may not be allowed to enter the plant for work, you won't lose your job as it is federally legal to prescribe

Marijuana, OTOH is not federally legal to possess or prescribe - 10 year ban
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