Category Archives: military

Space Case: There’s A New Branch Of The US Military Called The Space Force

On December 20, 2019, Donald Trump signed the National Defense Authorization Act for 2020, effectively creating the sixth branch of the country’s armed forces, the United States Space Force (USSF). Yet despite its formidable name, the Space Force is not so much an entirely new division of the military as it is a re-designation of […]

Cannabis Found At Nuclear Missile Facility In North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Marijuana was found at a Minot Air Force Base nuclear missile facility in central North Dakota, the military reported Wednesday. The undisclosed amount was found Oct. 9 at a missile alert facility, Air Force Sgt. Benjamin Smith said. The drug was discovered above ground and not near missile operators, he said. […]

Healing Our Heroes

A plate dropped at the restaurant where Kristina, a combat vet of 14 years, worked. She dove under a table. “It was around the 4th of July—that’s when the fireworks happen, which is a very stressful time for me,” she says. The national holiday is difficult for many vets, as fireworks can sound like a […]

Soldiers in the U.S. Armed Forces Are Prohibited from Using CBD

From Washington to main street, changes to U.S. drug policy are evident. CBD products line the aisles at supermarkets and convenience stores. And emboldened by a new law that permits hemp cultivation, states across America are considering the crop as a new agricultural cornerstone. Those changes do not, however, extend to the U.S. military. The […]

New Coast Guard Order Bans Active Members From Entering Cannabis Dispensaries

States with legal recreational and/or medical marijuana make up a sizable portion of the U.S. coastline. But the servicewomen and men tasked with safeguarding those coasts won’t be able to take advantage of the change in policy and public attitudes on cannabis. That’s because on July 30, the United States Coast Guard issued an order […]