Medical Marijuana Mash-Up: Florida Hoteliers Oppose Legalization, Patient Sues Employer

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Medical Marijuana Mash-Up: Florida Hoteliers Oppose Legalization, Patient Sues EmployerCentral Florida hoteliers have voiced opposition to the state’s proposed medical marijuana initiative. The Central Florida Hotel & Lodging Association announced that it is against any efforts to legalize medical marijuana. Voters across the state are expected to vote on Amendment 2, which seeks to legalize the drug, in the November ballot. CFHLA as an organization counts over 116,000 hotel workers and 85,000 hotel rooms on its membership roll.

Meanwhile, a New Mexico medical marijuana user has sued Presbyterian Healthcare Services, saying the health care provider violated her rights after she was dismissed from a job after she tested positive for drug use, reported

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Meanwhile, a New Mexico medical marijuana user has sued Presbyterian Healthcare Services, saying the health care provider violated her rights after she was dismissed from a job after she tested positive for drug use, reported Las Cruces Sun-News

Donna Smith, who is a physician assistant, has sued the organization in the state district court, where her lawyer filed a motion requesting a hearing date last week. Ms. Smith briefly worked for Presbyterian until she conducted a urine test that turned out positive for marijuana.

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She claims that she submitted the state-issued medical marijuana card and a doctor’s letter, but her employer insisted that health care providers aren’t allowed to take part in the medical marijuana initiative.

Ms. Smith, who is a military veteran, was found to have post-traumatic stress disorder and prescribed medical marijuana to help her manage the condition. She argues along with her attorney that employers shouldn’t forbid workers from accessing medical treatment options considered legal as per New Mexico’s law.

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In a separate report, a city council of a California city refused to allow a medical marijuana proposal to head to the November ballot. Council members of the Costa Mesa City Council refused to back a proposal by Councilman Gary Monahan that sought to regulate medical marijuana dispensaries.

The proposal wanted such facilities to be accorded 24-hour security, banned on-site medical marijuana recommendations by physician and restricted the location of dispensaries, requiring that they be kept more than 1,000 ft from each other and from schools and recreational areas. To register for a free 2-week subscription to ForexMinute Premium Plan, visit www.forexminute.com/newsletter.

To contact the reporter of this story; Jonathan Millet at john@forexminute.com