I am for legalized recreational use of marijuana and I say yes.
I am against legalized recreational use of marijuana and I say yes.
I am for legalized recreational use of marijuana and I say no.
I am against legalized recreational use of marijuana and I say no.
Other/I do not know.
“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists to adapt the world to himself.
Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” ― George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman
When they "go out the door" that's different. But back in the rear, back in WA and CO? Normal dudes, maybe running a couple dozen iterations of a shoothouse or something during the day while other folks are filing papers or waiting tables or consulting clients.
Still, as cpgrad08 said, military members don't fall under state and local laws, they fall under federal law. If local laws are more strict? The military will always honor that, but in all honesty they don't have to. They just always do, because the state doesn't have to (in most cases, not all) let the feds have the land the base is on. But military members fall under federal law, and until weed is legal federally, they shouldn't do it, regardless of where they're stationed.
The whole modern world has divided itself into Conservatives and Progressives. The business of Progressives is to go on making mistakes. The business of Conservatives is to prevent mistakes from being corrected.
32 “Whoever acknowledges me before others, I will also acknowledge before my Father in heaven. 33 But whoever disowns me before others, I will disown before my Father in heaven.
"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"
Cicero Marcus Tullius
I say yes. Troops are allowed recreational use of alcohol; marijuana is no different. If anything, weed is more benign than alcohol.
However, the military has their own code of discipline, etc., so I would imagine that using marijuana, like alcohol, would be restricted by place, time, off duty only, etc. I still think it should be allowed, but since the military is a federal not a state institution, I rather doubt that will come to pass unless and until recreational marijuana is legal on a federal level.