While marijuana remains illegal under federal law and the UCMJ, military members who test positive for THC are routinely pushed from the military with an Other Than Honorable (OTH) discharge. An OTH is the worst administrative discharge a servicemember can receive and has serious impacts on a veteran’s benefits. For example, an OTH will deprive a veteran of all education benefits from both the VA and (most) states, to include the GI Bill.
Servicemembers should NEVER waive rights that result in their accepting an OTH without speaking to an attorney first. If you or a loved one are facing discharge due to marijuana use, or any other reason, please reach out to an attorney experienced in military law.