Pepsi’s Hemp-Infused Energy Drink Will Cause Sailors And Marines To Test Positive For Drugs, Navy College Claims

Pepsi’s Hemp-Infused Energy Drink Will Cause Sailors And Marines To Test Positive For Drugs, Navy College Claims
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A new Rockstar energy drink from Pepsi that contains hemp seed oil recently hit the shelves—but members of the Navy were specifically warned on Wednesday that the beverage is off limits, claiming it “will” result in a positive drug test. Regardless of the fact that hemp was federally legalized in 2018, and products containing its non-intoxicating derivatives like CBD are now widely available at grocery stores and gas stations across the country, military branches have made clear in a series of memos and warnings that service members aren’t allowed to partake. But this latest advisory, which was sent by the Naval War College’s (NWC) Drug and Alcohol Program Advisor and obtained by Marijuana Moment, is uniquely specific, calling attention to a single product that’s emerged on the market while reminding members of the broader cannabis policy in effect. “Rockstar Energy now produces ‘Rockstar Unplugged,’” the advisory says, describing the product as a “newer energy drink infused with hemp seed oil that will cause you and your Sailors to pop-positive on drug tests.” In stores now! All new Passion Fruit Rockstar Unplugged with hemp seed oil & herbal blend. Zero sugar, zero calories, packed with 80 mg of caffeine. #RockstarEnergy #ForTheHustle pic.twitter.com/Q1k13kmDU1 — Rockstar Energy Drink (@rockstarenergy) February 3, 2022 Rockstar is owned by PepsiCo. Military branches have stressed that while hemp is now legal, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not developed regulations allowing for the marketing of cannabinoid-infused foods or drinks. Therefore, there may be a risk of mislabeling that could lead service members to inadvertently consume detectable levels of THC on a drug test. NWC’s notice says definitively that the drink “will” cause a positive drug test, but that’s questionable. Hemp seed oil on its own contains just trace amounts of CBD, let alone THC. And it…

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