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New Air Force Policy on the use of CBDs (cannabinoids)
New Air Force Policy on the use of CBDs (cannabinoids)

Last week the Air Force published a new policy regarding the use of CBD products . The policy was in the wake of US v. Pugh . The Pugh case dealt with AFI 90-507 (Drug Demand Reduction Program) . That regulation contains a prohibition on using hemp products. The thought ...

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    The Maywand District killings involved the deaths of at least 3 Afghan civilians by a group of U.S. Army soldiers in 2010. The soldiers became known ...

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  • US V. CPL Lindsey Scott

    In 1983, a woman was attacked near the Quantico Marine Base in Virginia. The victim's description of her assailant prompted the military officers to ...

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    CBD oil, or cannabidiol , is a derivative of industrial hemp and contains little to no THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). THC is the substance that military ...

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  • Right to expert witnesses in a court-martial

    Expert witnesses can be a critical part of any court-martial. Service members have a right to confidential experts. See United States v. Turner , 28 ...

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    Under R.C.M. 906 (b)(8), the defense may move the court for relief from pretrial confinement in violation of R.C.M. 305. The defense, as the moving ...

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    Under the US Constitution, an accused enjoys the right to a speedy trial. US v. Danylo, 73 M.J. 183 (C.A.A.F. 2013). A service members 6th Amendment ...

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    Over the last 10 years, the firm has seen an increasing number of cases involving performance-enhancing drugs, steroids, and banned pro-hormones. The ...

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  • 2019 court-martial punishment chart

    We receive a number of inquiries every month about maximum punishments under the Manual for Courts-Martial. Here is the maximum punishment chart for ...

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