As of today, 30 U.S. states have legalized medical marijuana use. That means a lot of employers are being challenged to reconcile traditional zero-tolerance drug policies with state laws permitting marijuana use and medically prescribed marijuana with disability discrimination laws.
For example, decent employers know that the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits them from discriminating against a qualified individual based on their disability. And they must provide reasonable accommodations to the disabled employee so that they can perform the essential functions of their job.
Since the ADA recognizes seizure disorders, Crohn’s disease and nerve disorders as disabilities—all of which qualify for medical marijuana in most states—the intersection between cannabis and the workplace is set. And in some cases, medical marijuana is essential to the employee’s ability to perform a job.
Parker is a cannabis enthusiast to the core who shares a keen interest in listening to what others have to say and understanding what’s important to them. Those who know Parker know that his passion for health and wellness runs deep, and his love of Canada even deeper!