The soldier convicted of serving cannabis cupcakes to eight of her comrades during a live fire training exercise in New Brunswick in 2018 has been sentenced to 30 days in jail.

Bombardier Chelsea Cogswell will also be removed from the Canadian Armed Forces and reduced in rank to private gunner.

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Crown seeks 1 year in jail for soldier who served cannabis cupcakes to colleagues

Military Judge Cmdr. Sandra Sukstorf delivered the sentence at a hearing today.

The prosecution recommended a year in jail, while the defense told the court that instead, the soldier should be removed from the army and demoted to the rank of private.

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Cogswell, 28, was convicted of eight counts of administering a noxious substance and one count of disgraceful conduct following a court martial in August.

She had served the cupcakes to the soldiers while operating a mobile field canteen on July 21, 2018, at the training grounds of the Canadian Fifth Division Support Base Gagetown.

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