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No post-election high for military in Colorado

While Coloradoans may have voted last month to decriminalize the recreational use of marijuana in their state, its use by military service members there will remain illegal.

While Coloradoans may have voted last month to decriminalize the recreational use of marijuana in their state, its use by military service members there will remain illegal.

According to an Air Force news story released from Buckley AFB in Colorado, using pot still violates federal law and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. The restrictions apply to all service members, family members and civilians with access to the base, according to the article.

Lt. David Bruton, acting commander of the 460th Security Forces Squadron, notes that people who enter the installation “are under our jurisdiction and will be prosecuted.”

Bruton recommended service members stay away from people and situations that could put them near marijuana usage now that its recreational use is legal in the state, and instead should "play it smart and just stay away from it."

The decriminalization measure takes effect Dec. 6.

To see more, go to: www.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123326759.

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