It’s one thing to screen military personnel for drug use, but to go as far as prohibiting soldiers from ingesting the most balanced protein known to man in fear of them testing positive for trace amounts of THC in their bloodstream is beyond irrational.

Well, leave it up to the U.S. Armed Forces and our federal government to prove how badly our country and its leaders need educating in regards to what foodstuffs containing hemp are actually composed of.

As of right now (and we truly hope this changes in the near future for our country’s sake), the Army’s position in respect to the eating of hemp seeds, or its derivatives, is parallel to its sister services and adheres to the laws and principles that were laid out by the beloved law enforcement agencies of the United States.

And according to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) (and as it is listed in the Federal Register), “hemp” is part of the cannabis plant, which is also known as marijuana.

Here’s an excerpt from the Federal Register explaining the DEA’s position on foodstuffs containing hemp or THC:

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) issued an interpretive rule stating that under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) and DEA regulations, any product that contains any amount of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is a schedule I controlled substance, even if such product is made from those portions of the cannabis plant that are excluded from the CSA definition of ‘marihuana’.

The uneducated decision by our federal government to classify hemp and marijuana as a Schedule 1 drug along with other dangerous substances that have a high potential for abuse was preposterous from jump street. But maintaining these same directives in this day and age seems laughable at best.

It’s way past time for serious change in regards to how we view hemp and marijuana in this country. Don’tcha think so?