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FBI Director Says He Was Just Kidding About Hiring Potheads

You are freaking out, man.

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In an interview with the Wall Street Journal Tuesday, FBI director James Comey discussed loosening its zero-tolerance policy for hiring potheads.

"A lot of the nation's top computer programmers and hacking gurus are also fond of marijuana," Comey said. "I have to hire a great work force to compete with those cyber criminals and some of those kids want to smoke weed on the way to the interview."

At a Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday, Comey told Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions, who was unamused, he was a joking. Comey said he "waxed philosophic and funny."

Andrew Kaczynski is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

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