Mississippi.: CBD products prohibited by DoD, Air Force 403Wing

Mississippi.: CBD products prohibited by DoD, Air Force 403Wing

Base newsletter / website rings a loud and clear warning bell for servicemen and women   KEESLER AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. — A simple search of “CBD near me” populates around 20 shops that sell cannabidiol products within a 15-mile radius of Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi. For those that prefer online shopping, there are thousands upon thousands of results that will ship those products right to their doorstep. With the mass-production of and easy access to hemp-derived CBD products, it’s important for Airmen to understand the dangers associated with using these products in regard to the Air Force’s zero tolerance drug policy.   Hemp, CBD products prohibited Department of the Air Force Manual 44-197 Military Drug, Demand Reduction Program prohibits the use of hemp-derived products. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Staff Sgt. Kristen Pittman)   “Manufacturers aren’t really being up front with what’s in their CBD products,” said Tech. Sgt. Casondra Dixon, 403rd Aeromedical Staging Squadron drug testing program administrator manager. “The packaging might say zero (tetrahydrocannabinol) or a very low percentage, but a lot of times those claims aren’t being tested, so a product might have THC in there at a high enough percentage that it causes you to test positive.” Cannabidiol is one of two commonly known chemical compounds derived from the cannabis sativa plant, the other being delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, also known as THC. The products come in all manner of forms: oils, beverages, edibles, lotions, e-cigarette vape cartridges, inhalants and more, and often display claims of being beneficial for stress and anxiety reduction, pain relief, or other unfounded, unverified medicinal purposes. Often advertised somewhere in the realm of health and wellness supplements, according to Forbes, the CBD industry has grown to be an estimated $4.6 billion market. This growth is largely due to the Agriculture Improvement Act…

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