Marijuana Moment reports
A federal prosecutor admitted to lying to the Department of Justice about using medical marijuana edibles to alleviate back pain, agency officials announced on Thursday.
The unnamed assistant United States attorney—the prosecutors who do the basic work in and out of courtrooms for Attorney General William Barr’s deputies throughout the country’s nearly 100 districts—admitted to having “possessed, transported, and consumed marijuana edibles” in August or September 2016, the Justice Department’s Office of the Inspector General (DOJ OIG) stated in a short report.
The anonymous attorney made a “self-report” after the attorney’s spouse threatened to tell DOJ officials that the attorney had lied on security-clearance forms that ask if an applicant has used controlled substances in the past seven years.
The attorney broke both state and federal law, but prosecutors for both local and federal law-enforcement “declined” to press charges, according to the OIG.
Whether the attorney will face any administrative punishment is now up to the Justice Department’s Office of Professional Responsibility.