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no weed for you, coastie!


Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard Adm. Karl Schultz has issued an order banning all coast guard military personnel from “knowingly visiting, entering, remaining in, or patronizing” marijuana dispensaries or any other marijuana-related businesses. Though now legalized for medical use in the majority of U.S. states (and for recreational use in nearly a dozen), the production, sale and possession of marijuana and the psychoactive compound THC are still banned by federal law and the Uniform Code of Military Justice.

“As part of the federal law enforcement community, I expect Coast Guard personnel to maintain a lifestyle that neither condones the use of illegal substances nor exposes them to accidental intake of illegal drugs,” Schultz wrote. “Illegal drug use and involvement with activities, events, or entities that promote illegal drugs are contrary to our Service’s core values.” Read on.