Marijuana legalization

“Thinking about bringing marijuana on base? Weed rather you didn’t,” the Naval Submarine Base posted on Facebook on July 1, the day possession of marijuana became legal in Connecticut. “State law legalizing possession of marijuana doesn’t apply to military installations.”

A few weeks later, the sub base posted a graphic with the message, “We’re going to be blunt. Don’t bring marijuana on base.”

Active-duty and civilian Navy personnel hope their puns will grab people’s attention and get the message through.

This comes from a story in The Day.

As we know, the military can still make legal drugs “illegal” to use, possess, or introduce onto a military/federal facility.

Military personnel are subject to disciplinary actions that could include NJP, court-martial, or adverse administrative separation.

Civilian employees are subject to prosecution in the local federal magistrates court and also may face disciplinary actions under the federal employee discipline system.

Other civilians (guests for example) can be prosecuted in the federal magistrates court.

Should President Biden have marijuana removed from the controlled substances list, there is no guarantee that the military will change the rules and make marijuana use similar to alcohol–even though there are more accidents, injuries, and crimes collateral to alcohol use.

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