What are Cheeba Chews, and are they legal?

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What are Cheeba Chews, and are they legal?

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Cheeba Chews may look like candy, but they actually contain a substance that is illegal under federal law: tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the main active ingredient in marijuana. According to the manufacturer’s website, two basic types of Cheeba Chews “edibles” are available: “medicated” (or “original”) and “unmedicated.” The medicated versions all contain THC. Although they are manufactured in Colorado and sold as medical marijuana (legal in some states in the U.S.), the medicated chews are illegal to use under the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) and federal law, and they will result in a positive urinalysis test result because they contain THC, which is a Schedule 1 controlled substance.

FAQ updated 19 May 2014