As state recreational and medical marijuana laws change throughout the country, Air Force Reserve Command officials remind reservists that any marijuana use or possession by uniformed service members is still illegal under federal law. Air Force Reservists, like their active-duty counterparts, serve under Title 10 of the United States Code and are subject to the provisions of the Controlled Substance Act, which considers marijuana use or possession to be a crime, regardless of state laws. Whether or not they have a valid prescription, marijuana use is still illegal for military members. If a reservist is prescribed marijuana by his physician, he or she should refuse it and ask for an alternative.
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