Air Base Mistakenly Distributes Lip Balm Containing Pot Ingredient

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Officials say they had to discard hundreds of tubes of lip balm that were distributed at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richards after they were found to contain trace amounts of THC, an active ingredient in marijuana.

The base’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office had been distributing the lip balm as it typically does with other promotional items, like water bottles and calendars, The Alaska Dispatch News reported.

JBER spokesman 1st Lt. Michael Harrington said the lip balm was purchased mistakenly.

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