Navy Tells Sailors: Put Down the CBD Oil

In a further reminder of the growing spread between federal government law and actions being sanctioned in a growing number of states, the U.S. Navy issued a clarification that CBD products should be considered off limits for U.S. Navy personnel.

“Sailors who test positive for THC or other controlled substances for which they have no valid prescription are subject to mandatory administrative processing and could receive a discharge characterized as “Other Than Honorable” (OTH), which can affect future veteran’s benefits and employment opportunities,” the policy stated.

The Navy noted that while the White House passed the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, paving the way for CBD products to find commercial and medical applications, the Act should not be construed to change navy policy on CBD products.

“Navy policy has not been affected by the passage of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, and all products derived from hemp or

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