Navy to Kick Out 28 Sailors For Use of Fake Marijuana

USS ReaganUSS ReaganThe Navy announced Monday that it plans to kick out 28 sailors assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan for using a synthetic drug called Spice that mimics marijuana.

The announcement comes only a month after a similar investigation into illegal drug use led to the dismissal of 64 other sailors — also from the San Diego-based U.S. Third Fleet, which includes the Reagan.

Some of the 64 were assigned to the USS Carl Vinson, the carrier from which Osama bin Laden was buried at sea.
The 28 sailors were part of six probes conducted by the Navy in the past month.

The Navy has banned the use of fake pot, and officials have been aggressively investigating its use among sailors.
The drug is a mixture of herbs and chemicals that mimic the active ingredient in marijuana but with more serious side effects that can include headaches, seizures, numbness or paralysis.

Spice first appeared in Europe before being introduced in the United States and was temporarily banned by the Drug Enforcement Administration last year before being added to the federal government’s list of banned substances in March.

– Article from The Associated Press.



  1. Anonymous on

    The truth bout not pot smokers:
    Clearly the truth we are missing here is that good solid god fearing americans like to get a little high. There is an entire culture of responsible hard working pot smokers who have been forced to substitute with this fake pot that has God only know what side effects. I say give us our pot. Take it off the drug tests. Take it off the felony list. Let the little middle eastern dude in the smoke shop sale the real thing. Marijuana. It is natural and much healthier than this fake stuff, and it does have valid medicinal uses. Georgia needs to step on the bandwagon with Colorado and Montana and California and just decriminilize marijuana. That would put these chemical pandering gurus out of business with a quickness. And it would take all the guns out of the mexican trade. We could tax it and turn it into legal controlled trade instead of a “war” that we can’t win..

    Thank you for your time
    Dixie the Supermom

  2. Bhonze on

    This is so Stupid! Ever seen a bunch of Sailors dock in a city? they get shit faced on alcohol but that’s ok. don’t smoke fake weed! Legalize and we can all enjoy.