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  • Marijuana off limits in Washington/Colorado to military

    TACOMA, WASH. — As Washington prepares to open its first retail marijuana stores in the next few months, tens of thousands of military service members have been warned not to shop in any of them.

    They face criminal charges and career-ending discipline if caught with a substance still banned by the federal government.
    “Our soldiers understand what’s legal,” Lt. Gen. Stephen Lanza, the senior Army officer at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, said in an interview last week. “From our perspective, marijuana or any type of illegal drug is something that’s not tolerated.”

    The prohibition isn’t limited to active-duty service members. Shortly after state voters passed an initiative legalizing marijuana in 2012, Washington’s National Guard commander sought to clear up any misunderstandings by citizen soldiers who might have questions about the law.

    “Use of marijuana is illegal under federal law and Department of Defense policy,” Maj. Gen. Bret Daugherty wrote in a December 2012 memo. “Recent passage of Initiative 502 legalizing marijuana under Washington state law does not change this policy. All soldiers and airmen are hereby ordered not to possess or use marijuana at any time.”


    As if anyone who currently serves in the military didn't already realize that the legalization of pot changes NOTHING when it comes to DoD regulations and requirements.
    Last edited by SF Hunter; March 28th, 2014, 03:04 PM.

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    This is similar to Spice and synthetic canibus. A lot of it is not illegal in the civilian world, but is prohibited by DOD policy.