420 with CNW – New Florida Bill to Protect Medical Marijuana Patients from Being Fired
The number of registered medical marijuana patients in Florida is estimated to be about 300,000. The patients are issued with medical marijuana cards that give them access to MMJ for them to legally to treat some medical conditions. However, these licensed users of medical marijuana in Florida are facing negative consequences at work and in school. Some of the people who have suffered a setback in their education or career because of medical marijuana include Kaitlin McKeon who enrolled for a nursing program at Nova Southeastern University. The school requires applicants to do a drugs test, and hers came back positive for marijuana. She uses medical marijuana to treat chronic stomach pain. After the failed drugs test, the school dismissed her application which further derailed her career and education. Another victim is Alan J. McDuffie who worked for the city of Miami. He applied for a permanent position with his department and was required to do a drug test which turned positive for marijuana. The city fired him even after he told them that he is registered for medical marijuana. McDuffie uses marijuana to manage back spasms. Both McKeon and McDuffie have filed suits against their respective institutions. They claim…
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