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Anchorage Assemblyman Proposes Marijuana Ban for Active Military

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Anchorage Assemblyman Forrest Dunbar is introducing a bill that bans active U.S. military members from obtaining discounts when purchasing recreational marijuana, according to Adn.com.

Veterans would not be included in the ban, only active service members. The ban would also include paraphernalia along with purchasing, possessing and using marijuana.

Dunbar said, “We’re trying to prevent the young soldiers in the Army from being enticed into thinking it’s legal for them to do this.”

The military is quite strict. They called lip balm containing hemp seed oil contraband. It had trace amounts of THC, but the military bans all hemp seed oil products.

Now, if marijuana happens to become rescheduled or legalized, Dunbar’s bill would be void. A retired U.S. Air Force member, Assembly vice-chair Dick Traini is co-sponsoring the bill.

At this week’s Assembly meeting the bill will be set for public hearing.