420 with CNW – Expelled Student Using Medical Marijuana Sues College for Discrimination
In America today, the conflict between federal and state marijuana laws has turned colleges into a battleground as students who are on medical marijuana come together to challenge campus policies that were formed in a different era. Students disciplined for using medical marijuana in legal states are filing lawsuits against their schools. College officials argue that if the colleges fail to adhere to the federal law that terms marijuana as an illegal drug that is not accepted for medical use, their college could lose federal funding. Sheida Assar has polycystic ovary syndrome whose symptom is chronic pain. She uses medical marijuana to manage her pain. Last month, she was expelled from Gateway Community College in Phoenix after testing positive for marijuana, which violated the school’s drug policy, said Assar. According to Assar, an instructor told her that as long as she presented her medical marijuana card, she would have no problems. She further said that she was studying diagnostic medical sonography and never attended class under the influence and that she uses medical marijuana to help with insomnia. The 31-year-old Assar said that she was yanked out of class like a criminal in the middle of school and escorted to…
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