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Elon Musk’s Security Clearance Under Review Over Pot Use

  • SpaceX business, overseen by Shotwell, not at risk from review
  • Musk refiled security clearance form after podcast incident
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Pentagon Said to Review Elon Musk's Federal Security Clearance
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The Pentagon is reviewing Elon Musk’s federal security clearance following the billionaire’s marijuana toke on a California comedian’s podcast in September, according to a U.S. official.

Musk has refiled his SF-86 security form, which requires a federal employee or contractor seeking a clearance to acknowledge any illegal drug use over the previous seven years, according to the official, who asked not to be identified. The entrepreneur has a secret-level clearance because of his role as founder and CEO of Space Exploration Technologies Corp., which is certified to launch military spy satellites.