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    Could usage of medical marijuana cause lose of security clearance?

I had ventricular tachycardia that went undiagnosed for 15 years. They finally caught it on a stress test and did an ablation. Now I am suffering from PVC s and no medicine has been able to help them. They are considering doing another ablation but my wife is afraid to have me go through this again. Two people at work told me that I should consider medical marijuana. I laughed them off but they were insistant I look into it. One, I don t know if it is something to consider and secondly, wouldn t I lose my security clearance??
Thu, 12 Dec 2019
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Hello,

Medical marijuana is not recommended and it does not have any proven evidence for its efficacy. If the urine sample shows the traces it might lead to failure in security clearance. Consult a cardiologist and he will direct you accordingly.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Shinas Hussain, General & Family Physician
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