Wrongful Drug Use – Article 112a – Wrongful Ingestion of a Controlled Substance – NOT GUILTY! (U.S. Navy v. E-4)

Fort Bragg North Carolina, E-4. Not Guilty!

Our client was distinguished honor graduate of the Navy Dive school, and honor graduate of the Special Operations Combat Medic (SOCM) course.  One day, he was experiencing extreme post physical training pain. He was unaware that Cannabidiol (CBD) was prohibited and used it as a pain reliever. Since, CBD is not regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the brand that he purchased contained Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) which is a Schedule I controlled substance under federal law. He popped hot on a routine urinalysis.

We worked diligently with the chain of command for months to get resolve the matter.  Ultimately the Commander of Navy Medicine Operational Training Command Detachment found him not guilty and recommended retaining him in the Military.  He is now continuing to serve in the Fleet. NOT GUILTY!

Representation by Justin Scheider

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