AG's office launches look at potential for Massachusetts medical marijuana job … – Taunton Daily Gazette
The attorney general said Thursday her office has begun to look into the issue of medical marijuana patients being denied job opportunities because of their marijuana use.
Attorney General Maura Healey, making her monthly appearance on Boston Public Radio, fielded a call from a Lunenburg man who said a company disqualified him from “a very good job” because he is a medical marijuana user.
“We have, within the office, started to take a hard look at this, and evaluate this, evaluate what this means in terms employment practices and employment discrimination practices and the law,” Healey told the man.
Healey asked the caller to provide his contact information off air so he could share the details of his story with her office’s civil rights division and said that division would look into it.
Currently, Healey’s office is reviewing, to ensure it meets constitutional requirements, a draft initiative petition to legalize the recreational use of marijuana by people 21 and older.
Healey has previously voiced her opposition to legalizing the recreational use of marijuana, but said her own opinion would not affect the outcome of her office’s review of the petition.
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