Army bases in states with recreational marijuana see major uptick in soldiers testing positive for THC

“Army bases within states with recreational marijuana laws have witnessed an increase in soldiers testing positive for marijuana use” reports While there was a 5% uptick nationwide, the increase in positive THC test was more than triple that in bases in or near states with fully recreational marijuana laws.The Army Crime Report for Fiscal Year 2018 revealed a 5% increase in soldiers testing positive for tetrahydrocannabinol, commonly known as THC, which is the primary psychoactive chemical in marijuana.In the report, the Army expressed concern that marijuana legalization could decrease military readiness.Nine states and Washington, D.C., have legalized recreational usage of marijuana.

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