2nd Infantry Regiment, California State Militia
Standard Operating Procedures
Medications, Alcohol, Marijuana, and Training (02/2021)
1. PURPOSE: Policy regarding use of Medications, Alcohol, and Marijuana during events with the 2IR, CSM.
2. SCOPE: Applies to ALL members of 2IR, CSM, active, recruit, observer and/or potential parties.
a. Prescription Medications
i. All members are not prevented from taking medication as required per doctor’s advice and prescription.
a. When a member, under a doctor’s care, is prescribed medication, that member has a duty to notify the Chain of Command of prescribed medications.
b. The unit medical staff, shall review medications and determine if medications warrant special concern or training requirements.
c. The unit medical staff monitor members under medication and determine whether prescribed medications impair a member and pose safety risk when participating in training.
i. The medical staff shall inform the Chain of Command, and after consideration/observation, command may issue waivers if individual proves the dosage/frequency of medication is not an impairing factor.
ii. Medications may impair a member’s ability to properly control a weapon and may 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 use of medications affecting a member, they must place their weapons in their vehicle, properly secured in accordance with CA State Law and 2IR, CSM standards regarding safe storage and transport of weapons.
b. Alcohol Use
i. Alcohol use during active 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 2IR, CSM 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 2IR, CSM 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 consuming by smoking, move down wind.
d. ANY Member who violates this policy is subject to disciplinary actions by the Chain of Command according to the ByLaws of the 2IR, CSM.
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 2IR, CSM for 90 days, then Offense Probation for 90 Days
vi. If a member after 3 offenses, suspension, or probation, violates this policy again, the Member is permanently expelled from the 2IR, CSM and ineligible to return.
In accordance with 2IR, CSM ByLaws para 9.0
MAJ, 1st Battalion, 2IR, CSM