A Cruel Choice: Patients Forced to Decide Between Medical Marijuana and Employment, Hofstra Labor and Employment Law Journal, Vol. 26, Iss. 2, Article 13

Posted May 1, 2009

By Ari Lieberman and Aaron Solomon
(Spring 2009)

Jonathon has cancer. He was diagnosed a year ago and has undergone chemotherapy for the last two months, and faces six weeks of further treatment. Jonathon’s treatment causes him to become violently ill at night, so much so that he cannot sleep. Jonathon works at a large stereo equipment outlet store. His boss is understanding of his illness and accommodates Jonathon when necessary by permitting him to leave work early and even missing full days of work. Jonathon’s doctor prescribed various medications for his nausea and insomnia. When the original medication did not quell his symptoms, his doctor prescribed …

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