A select group of North Country businesses selling synthetic cannabis products will be added to the Fort Drum and 10th Mountain Division’s “off limits” list if they do not cease from selling the products to area soldiers.
Four businesses in ten northern New York locations were notified by the Army in a certified letter that if the sale of drug paraphernalia, Spice, Salvia Divinorum or any other variation of synthetic cannabis products continues they will be off limits to all 10th Mountain Division soldiers.
The letter reads as follows:
"This action is being taken because it has come to the attention of the Armed Forces Disciplinary Review Board (AFDCB) that certain conditions reported at your establishment adversely affect the health, safety and welfare of members of the Armed Forces. The conditions referred to are the sale of drug paraphernalia, Spice, Salvia Divinorum or any other variation of synthetic cannabis.
You have two weeks from receipt of this letter to respond, in writing, to the AFDCB to appeal this action. Removal of the restriction will be considered by the AFDCB upon presentation of information that corrective action has been taken."
All active, reserve and National Guard Army personnel are prohibited from using, possessing, manufacturing, selling, distributing, importing, or exporting "Spice" or similar substance containing synthetic cannabinoid, or THC substitute. Drug use is incompatible with military service and service members found to be using marijuana or any other drug are subject to punitive actions to include discharge.”
At this time only one business in Watertown is officially off limits to 10th Mountain Division soldiers.
The names of the businesses have not been released, and will only be made available upon non-compliance.
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