Waiver

fury301

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Got told by self reporting Marijuana use on my ROTC enrollment forms I’d need a waiver through cadet command. Am i screwed?

I didnt want to lie so self reported smoking marijuana twice in October over 6 months ago. Am I probably gonna lose my scholarship offer?
 

KingZunzie

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Most people don't think so, as long as you tell the truth and haven't abused illegal drugs.

 

fury301

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Most people don't think so, as long as you tell the truth and haven't abused illegal drugs.

Anyone had experience with this process? It will have been a year before I even contract. Talk to other guys in my battalion who just lied, so kinda worried.
 

MohawkArmyROTC

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You are not screwed as it was just experimentation and it was before you were a cadet. If the marijuana use was greater than 12 months from when you contract, then the BDE CDR can approved the waiver. If it was within 12 months of contracting than it goes to the Cadet Command CDR. It can become an issue if it was drugs other than marijuana or if you use illegal drugs while you are a cadet. A lot of states have decriminalized marijuana use, however it is still illegal in the Army and federal laws.
 

fury301

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You are not screwed as it was just experimentation and it was before you were a cadet. If the marijuana use was greater than 12 months from when you contract, then the BDE CDR can approved the waiver. If it was within 12 months of contracting than it goes to the Cadet Command CDR. It can become an issue if it was drugs other than marijuana or if you use illegal drugs while you are a cadet. A lot of states have decriminalized marijuana use, however it is still illegal in the Army and federal laws.
So shouldnt be any problems getting approved by cadet command/BDE CDR?
Thank you
 

MohawkArmyROTC

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I don't think it will be an issue. Whether they admit it or not, most people your age probably have tried marijuana, and the military recognizes that fact. However, there is a lot less leniency if you use illegal drugs while you are in the service, especially if you have a security clearance at the time. Zero tolerance if the drug use was as an NCO or Officer.
 
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