On Monday the House of Representatives approved an amendment that will allow military service members to use products containing hemp and its derivatives, including CBD.
The measure states that the”Secretary of Defense may not prohibit, on the basis of a product containing hemp or any ingredient derived from hemp, the possession, use, or consumption of such product by a member of the Armed Forces” as long as the crop follows the federal guidelines of hemp and that “such possession, use, or consumption is in line with applicable Federal, State, and local law.”
According to Marijuana Moment, the measure passed by a vote of 336-71 along with dozens of other non-cannabis amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The bill includes a measure that will allow heads of military branches to issue reenlistment waivers for those who use marijuana or were convicted of one marijuana misdemeanor offense.
Last year, military veteran Tulsi Gabbard filled a bill to modernize the hemp industry called the “Hemp for Victory Act.” This act mandates studies into the use of hemp food products for school lunches and the therapeutic value of hemp’s extracts for veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. This bill could also address recent CBD policy conflict, various military branches releasing statements that do not allow service members to use products containing non-intoxicating cannabis.
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