Using CBD in any form including vaping is prohibited and has risks.
Marijuana is made from the cannabis plant which contains THC. THC produces the “high” that marijuana is often known for. Marijuana can be smoked, vaped and eaten, but is always prohibited for Service members.
CBD is short for “cannabidiol” – and it comes from hemp. It does not produce the same “high” as THC, but it still comes with risks. You might find CBD used in lotions, foods (including coffee) and vape oils but it is prohibited for Service members to use.
Hemp is the part of the cannabis plant that does not contain as much THC, so it does not produce the same “high” as marijuana. You might see it used to produce materials and foods such as rope, fabric, protein powders, supplements and yogurt. The DOD policy prohibits the eating and use of hemp by Service members. Durable goods like rope or clothing, however, are not included in this policy and are okay to use.
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