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Marijuana and the military: Can an active-duty spouse sell pot?

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In essence, just because a State legalizes a drug, it doe not become legal to use for members of the military. They do sign up to live under a different code than the rest of society.

By Tad Sooter
Kitsap Sun, Bremerton, Wash. (MCT)

SOUTH KITSAP — Kathy, a South Kitsap resident, saw once-in-a-lifetime potential in the newly legalized marijuana industry.

She spent months last fall combing through the state’s Liquor Control Board rules, lining up investors and nailing down locations for three retail stores. After filing applications with the state, she had one more thing to do: tell her husband.

Kathy’s spouse is an active duty military service member. He happened to be deployed and out of contact during the months she was making her plans. Kathy broke the news of her planned business venture when he returned this month. He was surprised but supportive.

“He said ‘it sounds like a great opportunity, let’s do it,’” said Kathy, 29, who asked her last name and details of her husband’s service be withheld.

The question now is whether her husband’s military employers will be so understanding.

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