A former state Senate candidate disclosed that Princeton University, where he works, has told him he either gives up getting involved in New Jersey’s medical marijuana initiative or lose his job.
Dom DeZarn, who is a senior operations manager in the university’s dining department, said he plans to meet with the campus human resources officials next week to discuss the ultimatum, reported the NJ.com. The news is surprising given his state Senate campaign to represent NJ’s 14 District concentrated on legalization of pot, and he was arrested twice for advocating for the cause.
“They’re basically backing me into a corner and asking me to choose between my livelihood and your health,” Dom DeZarn, said on Friday as he staged a one-man protest in the campus.
When contacted, Mike Caddell, a spokesman at Princeton University, refused to comment, saying it is a personnel matter.
DeZarn is currently Legalize Marijuana Party’s candidate this year in the 12th Congressional District. He says that the university has never complained at all about his marijuana use since he started working there 18 years ago, and that senior administrators have congratulated him over his relentless support of the controversial topic.
DeZarn says he uses medical marijuana to help manage spasms linked to inflammatory bowel disease and relieve the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which he says he acquired during his military career with U.S. Navy and Army.
The marijuana strain that DeZarn is prescribed to use has low amount of THC, which gives users the characteristic high, and higher levels of cannabidiol (CBD). The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws says cannabidiol can help control spasms especially in patients with Parkinson’s disease.To register for a free 2-week subscription to ForexMinute Premium Plan, visit www.forexminute.com/newsletter.
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