Should Medical Marijuana Be Legal?

1257 Words Dec 5th, 2016 6 Pages
Due to these canges in state laws that now allow use of recreational and medical marijuana, businesses and employers face a daunting issue: How do they handle an applicant who requests reasonable accommodation under Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) for medical marijuana? According to U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), a reasonable accommodation is assistance or changes to a position or workplace that will enable an employee to do his or her job despite having a disability. Under ADA, employers are required to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified employees with disabilities unless doing so would pose an undue hardship to the employer or business. Qualified employers are those who hold the necessary degree, skill and experience for the job and who can perform its essential functions with or without an accommodation.
CLASSIFICATION OF MARIJUANA Medical Marijuana
It is the use of leaves, flowers and buds of the hemp plant cannabis as treatment for diseases or symptoms. It contains the healing properties because of high cannabinoid (CBD) content – the non-psychoactive component of cannabis that may be beneficial in treating pain, epileptic seizures and possibly psychoses. It also contains Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), a molecule that can stimulate appetite, decrease nausea and reduce pain and produces psychoactive effects. It is commonly used medically to treat conditions like cancer pain management, glaucoma, schizophrenia, Alzheimer’s,…

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