The Department of Defense (DOD) is reaffirming that CBD is off limits to service members, regardless of the federal legalization of hemp and its derivatives.
Despite predictions that up to 40 states will have some form of legalized marijuana in 2020, including conservative states like South Dakota and Mississippi, US servicemembers are still prohibited from using cannabis in any form, including for medical use.
In separate posts published this month, the U.S. Air Force and Military Health System said that while CBD products have become abundant since the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill and can be found on store shelves throughout the country, military policies remain unchanged such that enlisted individuals cannot partake. No exception is made for legality in any state or jurisdiction. The ban covers all military branches. Even NASA reiterated that their employees are not allowed to use any cannabis products, legal or illegal.