PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia Metropolis Council, final week, voted to carry hearings on a brand new wrinkle within the medical marijuana regulation. Their concern is whether or not sufferers could be fired for utilizing it, even when it’s prescribed by a physician.
The regulation eliminates felony prosecution for utilizing medical marijuana however doesn’t handle different obstacles to make use of. Councilwoman Cherelle Parker says that raises a query.
“What is going to occur to staff which might be medical marijuana sufferers however who’s employers do drug testing?”
She hopes the hearings will deliver readability to the difficulty and perhaps develop potential changes to recommend to the state legislature. In any other case, she says, it’s more likely to find yourself in courtroom. That’s exactly the place the difficulty has landed in a few the opposite states that accredited medical marijuana. In these instances, courts have held medical marijuana customers aren’t coated by incapacity protections and employers can dismiss them if utilizing it for any purpose violates firm coverage.