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Toluna

  35 months ago

Do you believe employers have the right to suspend employees who fail a drug test due to being prescribed medical marijuana?

A man in Illinois diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma was recently suspended from his job for failing a drug test. His doctor had sent numerous letters to this company stating that he was prescribed a medical marijuana card, and yet the company still has him on suspension. They requested second and third opinions from different doctors, to show that he absolutely needs medical marijuana.

In a statement to FOX, the company states "it is our practice to act at all times in a way that is consistent with our goal of providing a safe work environment for all of our employees. We are confident that our policies and actions are appropriate and consistent with those values.”

Do you think it's right for a company to suspend someone who is taking doctor's orders?
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Oliviagrace23

  33 months ago
No. If it's for medicinal purposes, and the employee can prove that it is, then definitely not. If someone is prescribed oxy, a hard drug that a lot of people abuse, they don't get fired for that. So why should medical weed be any different? Reply
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echien

  34 months ago
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excaliber07208

  34 months ago
They are opening a can of worms Reply
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C4179873j

  34 months ago
If it Medicinal purposes no! Reply
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reno876

  34 months ago
I suppose they think he was smoking on the job? Doubtful. He was surely smoking at home and was not causing any safety problems at all at work, it's not like you are going to feel the effects from the night before, or even a few hours before. He had proper documentation and I feel sorry for this poor man. First he gets a very serious disease, gets proper medical care, only to be fired for it. It must have really ruined his life. And right here at Christmas. I have read articles from all over the US firing people for this very same thing.Why are companys firing people for stopping theft and now for their medications? That is just cold. Reply
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VirginiaKeith512

  34 months ago
Be like forming someone taking blood pressure pills Reply
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PunkinAnnie

  34 months ago
when its medicinal i think that is wrong Reply
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lghiggins

  34 months ago
No, he should not be fired. Reply
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Binky2go

  34 months ago
Being prescribed a card and actually taking the medicinal drug are 2 different things; that said, I think wherever he works, if it is legal in that state to take medicinal marijuana then I think the company is violating the law, and should reinstate his job back with compensation Reply
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smilz105

  34 months ago
Should be smoked by all :) Reply
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