The U.S. Air Force has taken an official stance against CBD. Any product that contains CBD oil is off-limits for airmen
The trace amounts of THC that these products contain can cause you to test positive for marijuana during urinalysis. Regardless of the source of the THC, airmen will be persecuted the same for positive results.
One of their concerns is due to the fact that these products are unregulated, so the amount of THC that is advertised on the package could be less than what you are actually ingesting. The ban includes any and all CBD oil products including but not limited to gummy bears, teas, vaping products, and lotions.
While the District of Columbia and 11 states have adopted a recreational marijuana legalization policy, service members are still not allowed to partake. Article 112a of the Uniform Code of Military Justice bars service members from imbibing the drug.
“It’s important for both uniformed and civilian Airmen to understand the risk these products pose to their careers,” Major Jason Gammons, Air Force Office of The Judge Advocate General spokesperson, said in an Air Force news release. “Products containing unregulated levels of THC can cause positive drug tests, resulting in the same disciplinary actions as if members had consumed marijuana.”
The punishment would include a discharge and an Article 15, which is the most severe form of military nonjudicial punishment.
“The important point for Airmen to consider is the level of uncertainty for these products,” Gammons said. “We want to ensure we arm them with the facts so they can make informed decisions and not inadvertently jeopardize their military careers.
Other branches of the military have issued warnings about CBD that are similar.