Florida GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz proposed an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act that would end cannabis testing for members of the military – both when enlisting and accepting commission – to address a growing issue in the US military.
According to the New York Times, almost 33% more recruits tested positive in 2022 than in 2020 and an increasing number of recruits test positive for marijuana use, particularly in states where it is legal.
That isn’t the only weed amendment proposed for inclusion in the NDAA, H.R. 2670 (118).
Another one, proposed by the co-chairs of the Congressional Cannabis Caucus: Reps. Brian Mast, Barbara Lee, Earl Blumenauer, and Dave Joyce, would allow VA doctors in states where medical marijuana is legal to give medical opinions on cannabis use as a treatment to patients.
The third amendment, proposed by Texas GOP Rep. Tony Gonzales, would explicitly allow military members to consume CBD products that are legal under federal law.