WASHINGTON (AP) — Smoked pot? Want to go to war? No problem.

As more states lessen or eliminate marijuana penalties, the Army is granting hundreds of waivers to enlist people who used the drug in their youth — as long as they realize they can’t do so again in the military.

The number of waivers granted by the active-duty Army for marijuana use jumped to more than 500 this year from 191 in 2016.

Three years ago, no such waivers were granted. The big increase is just one way officials are dealing with orders to expand the Army’s size.

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Lolita C. Baldor ~ Associated Press

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