Veterans Affairs employees can still be fired for using marijuana even in states where the drug is legal, department officials said in a new message sent out to employees this week.

The memo, described as a “self-explanatory, simple reminder” by VA leadership, applies to all department staffers and was signed by VA Secretary Robert Wilkie.

It specifies that employment with the department requires that workers “refrain from using illegal drugs on and off duty,” including marijuana.

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Leo Shane III ~ MilitaryTimes.com

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