Products containing CBD oil have been banned by the U.S. armed forces. The reason for this ban is the possibility of such products containing THC, the psychoactive component in Marijuana.


Epidiolex, a brand-name prescription drug, and dronabinol or nabilone products, synthetic cannabis, are the only CBD products approved for use by some branches of the military and then only for specific health conditions. Epidiolex is derived from cannabis and its description reveals it is an isolate of CBD.  Dronabinol is a specific form of tetrahydrocannabinol. Which of these FDA approved cannabinoids is permissible appears to depend on the branch of service.

Section 4 Item C of ALNAV 057/19 states “This prohibition does not apply to the use of topical products such as shampoos, conditioners, lotions, or soaps. Thus CBD salves, lotions, and daily moisturizers from Mesa Lavender Farms are acceptable. https://www.public.navy.mil/bupers-npc/reference/messages/Documents/ALNAVS/ALN2019/ALN19057.txt

CBD oil and CBD isolate are different. CBD oil is the oil extracted from cannabis containing many of the cannabinoids and terpenes of the plant. THC, one of the cannabinoids in CBD oil, can result in a positive urinalysis and an other-than-honorable discharge from the service. CBD isolate is a purified form of CBD.

CBD isolate is 100% CBD and thus contains no THC. We use a CBD isolate in our pure-CBD, THC-free tinctures which many in the trucking industry and oil fields find useful without taking the chance of failing a random drug test.


As regulations for the purity of CBD products are enacted by our governmental bodies, we can expect more leniency in the use of CBD products. Hopefully, someday all manufacturers of CBD products will meet the same standards of purity as Mesa Lavender Farms abides by.