The Marihuana Dilemma: Challenge to Commanders.
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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The marihuana dilemma poses a major challenge to commanders in the US Army today. The problem was analyzed as to the characteristics of the drug extent of usage effects on personnel reasons for use identification of users the legalization controversy the exemption program and options available to commanders to meet the challenge. The essay concludes that marihuana should not be legalized drug users or former drug users should not be permitted to perform sensitive duties in nuclear weapons units and exercise of effective leadership is the best drug prevention program. A recommendation is submitted that commanders use a three-pronged attack on the problem, including an education program disapproval of use with concomitant enforcement and good leadership. Modified author abstract