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CBD oil, related products prohibited for service members

CBD oil is derived from the Cannabis sativa (hemp/marijuana) plant. The Department of Defense has a zero-tolerance policy on the use of all CBD products by Airmen/Defense Department employees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Linda Welz)

CBD oil is derived from the Cannabis sativa (hemp/marijuana) plant. The Department of Defense has a zero-tolerance policy on the use of all CBD products by Airmen/Defense Department employees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Linda Welz)

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. --

Service members here are urged not to use cannabidiol-related products or purchase them in the community.

Those personnel are directed by Eglin leadership to not patronize identified local businesses that sell CBD-related products.  They are encouraged to consult their leadership about businesses deemed off-limits and Air Force CBD guidance, policies and regulations.

Service members who discover a business that sells CBD-related products, not currently deemed off-limits, are encouraged to use sound judgment.

Capt. Michael Moline, 96th Test Wing Legal Office military justice chief, said CBD oil is detectible in random urinalysis tests.  He said any service member caught using it could face discipline.

“Punishments for using CBD oil will depend on the circumstances,” Moline said.  “The maximum punishment that could be imposed at a court-martial is a dishonorable discharge, two years confinement and total forfeitures of all pay and allowances.”

According to an Air Force Guidance Memorandum, “in order to ensure military readiness and the reliability and integrity of the Drug Testing Program, the use of products containing, or products derived from hemp, including but not limited to CBD, is prohibited.”

The memorandum further states that failure by military members to obey the prohibitions and mandatory provisions is a violation of Article 92 of the Uniformed Code of Military Justice.  This prohibition applies regardless of the route of administration, ingestion, or use.

The memorandum updates the prohibition on the use and ingestion of hemp products, including but not limited to cannabidiol (CBD).

Exceptions to the use of durable goods containing hemp, such as clothing, are specified in the memorandum.

For more information, call the Drug Demand Reduction Program office at 883-9460.