Hanscom Air Force Base   Right Corner Banner
Join the Air Force

News > Hanscom medical marijuana policy
Hanscom medical marijuana policy

Posted 1/7/2013   Updated 1/11/2013 Email story   Print story

    


by Tech. Sgt. Jennifer Foster
66th Air Base Group Public Affairs


1/7/2013 - HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. -- The 66th Air Base Group commander recently issued a policy letter regarding medical marijuana on Hanscom Air Force Base.

According to his policy, marijuana, prescribed or otherwise obtained, may not be used, possessed, distributed, nor introduced on Hanscom Air Force Base, a Federal military installation.

"The policy letter was released to address Massachusetts's recent move to legalize medical marijuana and its potential impact on good order and discipline and the mission in light of the growing on-base housing community," said Capt. Sean Eaton, 66th Air Base Group legal office assistant staff judge advocate.

Capt. Eaton also clarified some finer points of the policy letter, explaining that the Uniform Code of Military Justice still prohibits marijuana use, possession, or distribution for military members.

The policy letter also outlined some of the consequences for military members and civilians who attempt to use, posses, distribute, or introduce marijuana, prescribed or otherwise on base. Civilians will risk adverse administrative action and potential termination of their employment while active duty members risk punishment under the UCMJ and possible adverse administrative actions, which may include discharge from the Air Force.

"We want to ensure that everyone living, working, or simply visiting the base is aware of the rules and governs themselves accordingly, as this policy is consistent with Federal law and DoD policy," said Eaton.

The complete policy letter can be found here.

For any questions, contact the Staff Judge Advocate at 781-225-1410.



tabComments
No comments yet.  
Add a comment

 Inside Hanscom AFB

ima cornerSearch

tabMission NewsRSS feed 
Best ideas invited in first AFLCMC Innovation Challenge

Conference highlights challenges facing acquisition workforce

Education Partnership Agreement provides collaboration opportunities

New PEO for C3I&N shares priorities, highlights workforce importance

Hanscom’s junior workforce ready to take on real-world problem in challenge

tabHanscom NewsRSS feed 
July promotions announced

Employee Assistance Program provides support, resources for civilian employees

Community Support Center opens at Hanscom

2015 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report

Blended retirement system training now available

JCB's goal to correct, deter youth violators

Base historian captures Air Force-level recognition

Nature's hazards: Mosquito-borne diseases

AFMC's new command chief focused on Airmen and their families

Airman aims high through astronaut program

Hanscom committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions

June is National Safety Month

tabNews Briefs and HappeningsRSS feed 
Upcoming events

News in Brief

School Notes  1

tabCommentaryRSS feed 
LGBT Pride Month: How Hanscom is celebrating

Shipping high value items

Memorial Day a time to honor the fallen

tabPhoto FeatureRSS feed 
Photo feature: This week at Hanscom, June 24

Photo feature: This week at Hanscom, June 17

tabFeaturesRSS feed 
Laying the foundation for future AF, Coast Guard enlisted leaders

Command chief focused on mission, careers of Airmen

From Army Air Corps to U.S. Air Force, 71-years and counting


Site Map      Contact Us     Questions     USA.gov     Security and Privacy notice     E-publishing  
Suicide Prevention    SAPR   IG   EEO   Accessibility/Section 508   No FEAR Act