Marijuana in the Military

Posted by Michael E. Lyons | Mar 02, 2020 | 0 Comments

Becoming legal everywhere but the military

Has your state recently made pot legal?  That may make it legally accessible to your civilian friends but as a military member you need to remember that it is still illegal under the Uniform Code of Military Justice, Article 112a, to use, possess or distribute any amount of marijuana.  The military is not budging on its zero tolerance policy despite the success of many states to decriminalize marijuana.

Using, possessing or distributing marijuana in the military still has very serious consequences.  You can lose rank, money, your retirement – you can even be sent to jail.  Don't risk it.

If you have been accused of any violation of the UCMJ related to drugs don't waste any time – call Patriots Law Group and talk to an experienced attorney with a long track record of successfully defending drug cases in the military.

If you are a military member facing discipline, call 301-952-9000 today.

PLG regularly handles officer grade determinations, command investigations, courts-martials, non-judicial punishments, and other adverse actions military members face. Call 301-952-9000 to schedule a consultation.  

DISCLAIMER:  The information above is for informational purposes only and is not intended to serve as legal advice for any particular situation.  No attorney-client relationship is intended or created by this information and may not be relied upon based on the above-statements.  Each individual situation is different and therefore a consultation is necessary before any advice can be relied upon as appropriate and accurate for your situation. This information is current as of January 15, 2020.

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Michael E. Lyons

“As a veteran, I bring my core values of service, integrity, and excellence to every client, every case, every time.” Background: Michael E. Lyons (“Mike”) handles cases in Maryland and Washington D.C. fr...


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