A Canadian Armed Forces member has been court-martialled after allegedly feeding members of an artillery unit cannabis cupcakes during a live shooting exercise, CTV News has revealed. The incident allegedly occurred at CFB Gagetown in New Brunswick in July 2018, while members of the artillery unit were taking part in Exercise Common Gunner, a three-week long combat training scenario. Magic mushroom therapy could help treat PTSD in Canadian military vets The U.S. military is rethinking this cannabis policy This former police academy could soon be transformed into a cannabis grow-op Court records obtained by CTV state that the troops experienced “dehydration, overheating, fatigue, confusion, dry mouth and paranoia,” after unknowingly consuming the cupcakes. The troops were “unable to properly execute safe weapons and explosive handling drills,” according to one military judge’s summary of the charges. Bombardier Chelsea Cogswell, a member of the army’s regular forces since 2011, faces 18 charges, including eight counts of administering a noxious substance. The court martial is scheduled to begin in August. Cogswell was working at the canteen when the alleged incident occurred. The troops were treated by medical staff and the military police were called in to investigate. Canadian Armed Forces spokesperson Wendy Wharton told CTV that “this is the first time a member has faced a court martial for allegedly administering cannabis to colleagues without their consent.” CAF members are permitted to consume cannabis as long as it is in accordance with Canadian federal, provincial, territorial and municipal laws but are barred from consuming it eight hours before any known or expected performance of duty .
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