New Mexico state employee fired over medical marijuana

By Stephen C. Webster

The Raw Story

A state employee in New Mexico, one of 16 states that allows doctors to recommend marijuana for medical uses, told local media that she was fired after a drug test revealed that she’d been following her doctor’s orders to treat post traumatic stress disorder.

The woman told local reporters she never came to work impaired and “was just looking for relief” from her symptoms. “I just wanted to be able to get up and live my life the way I used to.”

Her co-workers at the State Personnel Office allegedly spotted her with red, watery eyes. Even though she claimed to have been up all night with a sick child, management asked her to take a drug test. She was fired when the results came in.

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