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Andrew Heaton runs the medical marijuana dispensary WTJ MMJ Supply in Colorado Springs. He said he believes legal recreational marijuana in the city could deter active duty soldiers from using pot.
Dan Boyce / American Homefront

Recreational marijuana use is now legal in ten states, but it remains off-limits to service members ... and some military communities don't want it to be sold anywhere near bases.

Janine Lutz displays her Memorial Wall, which she built with photos of veterans who killed themselves. She said the VA's policy shunning medical marijuana is leading to needless deaths.
Julio Ochoa / American Homefront

Though medical marijuana is legal in most states, the Department of Veterans Affairs will neither recommend nor prescribe it because of a longstanding federal law.

California has become the eighth state to legalize recreational marijuana.  But using the drug can still end a military career.