Judge calls for halt to cannabis testing in military

Judge calls for halt to cannabis testing in military

A proposed amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act by Judge and politician Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) would put an end to cannabis testing for members of the U.S. military.

If passed, the amendment would address a growing problem in the U.S. military: the increasing number of recruits testing positive for marijuana use. Especially in states where it is legal. According to the New York Times, nearly 2022 percent more recruits tested positive in 33 than in 2020.

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That’s not the only amendment. Another proposal would allow Veterans Affairs (VA) physicians to provide medical advice on cannabis use as a treatment for patients in states where medical marijuana is legal. That amendment was proposed by the co-chairs of the Congressional Cannabis Caucus: delegates Brian Mast (R-Fla.), Barbara Lee (D-Calif.), Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) and Dave Joyce (R-Ohio ). Another proposal would explicitly allow the military to consume CBD products that are legal under federal law. That amendment was proposed by Rep. Tony Gonzales (R-Texas).

Source: politico.com (EN)



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