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One of our own EOC members, Dr. Pierre J. Moeser, will be speaking at AirVenture (Oshkosh) this year. The topic of his presentation will be “Aviation Medical Implications of CBD and Marijuana.”   CBD is legal everywhere. THC is legal nowhere in Federal Airspace. Yet, THC is legal in some states. Some states allow for THC use for medical reasons (medical marijuana) and some allow THC for recreational use (“getting high”). Advertisements for both CBD and THC promise miraculous cures for everything from anxiety to seizures.   Many questions arise for pilots. Do these compounds even work? Can pilots take them and fly? Many CBD products contain THC. How much THC is okay? Will a pilot test positive for THC if drug tested, and if so, or how long?   The truth is that there are no medical or legal or safety protections built in for pilots who use these products. Pilots need a foundation of knowledge to make the correct decisions on personal use and even secondhand exposure.   The projected schedule will be:   “Aviation Medical Implications of CBD and Marijuana” by Pierre J. Moeser, MD, FACP, FACR   07/26/2022 (Tuesday) – 12:00 at the FAA Safety Center 07/27/2022 (Wednesday) – 01:30 at the Seaplane Base   If you attend AirVenture this year, stop by the lecture and say “hi.”