Protections Needed for Cannabis Users on Their Own Time, Based on Science

I wrote the following in support of two bills in the Oregon State Legislature that would protect cannabis patients and adults who use legally off-the-job from losing employment due to a failed drug test. As all cannabinoid medicine specialists know, presence of THC in the blood, saliva or urine does not equal impairment. Allowing the termination of an employee because they used a legal substance on their own time should be viewed as a fundamental violation of a citizen’s rights.  If an employee is using a disabling substance at work (e.g., alcohol, cannabis) and is impaired, it should...
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