Products containing CBD oil can now be purchased just about anywhere across the state of Missouri, and while the possible health benefits are still being studied one thing remains the same — these products are not allowed on military installations. This ban includes CBD oil products marketed as not containing THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol.
“Possessing CBD oil period, whether THC free or not, is not allowed on federal installations,” said Special Agent Philip Graham, 24th Military Police Detachment, Criminal Investigation Command.
The consequences for bringing CBD oil products, including products for both humans and animals, onto the installation include prison time for civilians, not only those residing and working on Fort Leonard, but also those visiting.
“Being that this is a federal installation, a civilian would be charged under the Federal Code for Simple Possession (21 USC 844: Prohibited Acts),” said Special Agent in Charge Andrew Dale, 24th MP Det. commander, CID. “And dependent on the amount, carries a one- to 20-year prison sentence.”
He said Soldiers would be punished under Article 112a (Wrongful Possession of a Controlled Substance).
“Less than 30 grams (is a) dishonorable discharge, forfeiture of all pay and allowances and confinement for two years,” Dale said. “More than 30 grams can go up to 15 years confinement.”
Installation officials are urging those who reside, work on or visit the installation to pay close attention to what items they may have on their person or in their automobiles before coming through the gate.