Can I consume medical cannabis at work?

Can I consume medical cannabis at work?
Cannabis Health News

You’ve got a prescription for cannabis, but does this mean you can consume at work? How do you talk to your employer about it? And what if they request a drug test? An expert shares their insight. It can be difficult to know where you stand when it comes to consuming medical cannabis in the workplace. Many patients will rely on having access to their medication throughout the day – they may only be able to work because of it. But as is often the case, with cannabis only being legalised for medical treatment in 2018 (and a lot of stigma still surrounding its use), there isn’t a clear answer as to your rights when consuming at work.  Often it depends on the type of work you are doing and whether any reasonable adjustments  can be made by your employer. Abby Hughes, chair of PLEA (Patient-Led Engagement for Access), and patient expert for Cannabis Health, shared her insight for anyone facing this dilemma.  Will I be able to consume cannabis at work if I have a prescription? As with any medication, depending on the job, you may be able to discuss with your place of work reasonable adjustments allowing a safe place to use prescribed medicines during working hours. Speaking with occupational therapy or the equivalent may help to identify if it is appropriate to use medication whilst at work. This would be dependent on the type of work being carried out; for example if you are required to use heavy machinery or drive a vehicle, there may be restrictions around insurance allowing the use of certain medication. Whilst you are not at liberty to disclose why you are using prescribed medication, many find that cannabis medicines help them to be able to work, and/or to work more efficiently and…

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