California State Militia Volunteers
Official Policy Regarding Medications, Alcohol,
Marijuana, and Training
1. PURPOSE: SOP and Policy regarding use of Medications, Alcohol, and Marijuana during events with the CSMV.
2. SCOPE: Applies to ALL members of CSMV, active, recruit, observer and/or potential parties.
a. Prescription Medications
i. All members, regardless of rank or status, shall not be prevented from taking medication as required per doctor’s advice and prescription.
a. When a member is under a doctor’s care, that member has a duty to notify the Chain of Command of prescribed medications.
b. The Chain of Command with the assistance of medical staff, shall review medications and determine if medications warrant special concern or training requirements.
c. The Chain of Command will monitor members under medication and determine whether prescribed medications impair a member and pose a safety risk when participating in the training.
i. The Chain of Command, after consideration/observation, may issue waivers if an individual has proven the dosage/frequency of medication is not an impairing factor.
ii. Medications that may impair a member’s ability to properly control their weapon will result in that member not able to participate in live-fire training.
iii. Medications defined by the State of California and the American Medical Association as potentially impairing must be carefully monitored when weapons are concerned.
b. Prior to taking medications affecting mental state or potentially affecting members use of a weapon, members must place their weapons in their vehicle, properly secured in accordance with CA State Law and CSMV standards regarding safe storage and transport of weapons.
1. Weapons must be properly UNLOADED
2. Ammunition must be separate from Weapon
3. Vehicle must be locked.
b. Alcohol Use
i. Alcohol use during Training is PROHIBITED
ii Members of legal drinking age that choose to consume alcohol, AFTER DUTY HOURS AS DETERMINED BY COMMAND STAFF, must, prior to consumption, place their weapons in their vehicle properly secured in accordance with CA State Law and CSMV standards regarding safe storage and transport of weapons.
a. Weapons must be UNLOADED
b. Ammunition must be separate from Weapon
c. Vehicle must be locked.
c. Marijuana Use
i. Marijuana is legal for recreational use in the State of California.
ii. The 2nd Regiment will not interfere with state law. However, use during training is prohibited.
iii. Members of legal age that choose to consume Marijuana AFTER DUTY HOURS AS DETERMINED BY COMMAND STAFF, must, prior to consumption, place their weapons in their vehicle properly secured in accordance with CA State Law and CSMV standards regarding safe storage and transport of weapons.
i. Weapons must be UNLOADED
ii. Ammunition must be separate from Weapon
iii. Vehicle must be locked.
b. Members who choose to consume Marijuana are advised to respect other members and if consumed by smoking, move downwind.
d. ANY Member who violates this policy is subject to disciplinary actions by the Chain of Command according to the ByLaws of the CSMV.
i. First Offense: Members may receive, At the discretion of the Chain of Command, either a Verbal and/or Written Reprimand.
ii. Second Offense: Members may receive, At the discretion of the Chain of Command, either a Special Duty Assignment and/or Suspension from current training.
iii. Third Offense: Members will serve a Suspension from CSMV for 90 days, then Offense Probation for 90 Days
vi. If a member after 3 offenses, suspension and probation, violates this policy again, the Member is permanently expelled from the CSMV and ineligible to return.
In accordance with CSMV ByLaws para 9.0
MAJ, 1st Battalion
Adjutant, Command Committee