Illegal Drug Usage
Having a history of illegal drug use as an adult that tends to establish a pattern.
Illegal drug usage as a juvenile will not be a reason to reject an applicant,
if no establish pattern continues as an adult;
- Applicants who have an established pattern of illegal use of
any class of controlled substance, including marijuana as
defined in the Texas Health & Safety Code will be rejected.
This includes prescription drugs not prescribed to the applicant
for their use, anabolic steroids, and designer type drugs.
Evaluation will be based upon; how the drug was obtained, the
number and frequency of use, the intended purpose, type of drug,
and from whom the drug was obtained.
- The suitability of an applicant, who has illegally used any class
of a controlled substance that does not establish a pattern of abuse,
including marijuana will be evaluated on the basis of circumstance of
involvement, use, length of use, and quantity of use.
- Applicants who have established a pattern of selling, manufacturing,
distributing or cultivating illegal drugs, including marijuana will be rejected.
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