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    Default Cannabis and security clearance

    Hi everyone,

    Here's a fun question for you....

    About six months ago I was smoking a spliff outside a bar with a friend. The police walked past, took our names, and added us to the 'cannabis register' (whatever that is).

    Now I have a contract opportunity, but I need security clearance. Would what happened above affect this?

    Any ideas, please!

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    i want to say be open and honest... thats all they care about.

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    Being put on the weed register is no big deal, but attempting to get SC whilst knowingly being a criminal is very serious indeed, and can lead to you doing porridge.
    Send me details of the contract and I will see what I can do to help you get out of this mess. I will also need you account number and sort code to help cover expenses.







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    Bearing in mind the relative value of advice given on these boards, I don't think you'll have a problem.
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    Default To clarify...

    I should point out that it's not *actual* SC clearance, but rather a form allowing me to be vetted, ie a Basic Disclosure Application Request from some people called Security & Vetting Solutions Ltd...

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    Quote Originally Posted by LouC View Post
    I should point out that it's not *actual* SC clearance, but rather a form allowing me to be vetted, ie a Basic Disclosure Application Request from some people called Security & Vetting Solutions Ltd...
    Forget what I said then. This is pre-employment screening and therefore the criteria could be different and you could be stuffed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LouC View Post
    Hi everyone,
    About six months ago I was smoking a spliff outside a bar with a friend. The police walked past, took our names, and added us to the 'cannabis register' (whatever that is).

    Thanks
    Lou
    Im guessing plod did nothing of the sort. Can you really see him rushing back to the station to fill in 6 page form pot37684, when he can just as easily forget he ever saw you? He did is job by telling you to put the joint out. Anything else was just to put the wind up you and make you think twice next time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LouC View Post
    About six months ago I was smoking a spliff outside a bar with a friend. The police walked past, took our names, and added us to the 'cannabis register' (whatever that is).


    You should have given a false name.

    As it is you should come clean and if rejected accept you're a druggie scumbag like they'll label you. I'm sure the real Lucy will be able to give you some counselling on coping with your new label if you only like designer ones.

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    Invoke the DPA and ask the local plod squad to provide all info they hold on you.


    To be honest you should have no problems getting security clearance as long as you don't lie on the form. Do you really think that a large majority of SC cleared people have never touch a spliff?

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    BC is nothing
    They basically check if you are on the "Kiddy Fiddlers register", and that you are the rightful owner of your name, and you live where you say you live, and that you have no criminal records.

    So you should be ok.
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