Former employee of Philadelphia’s Thomas Jefferson University Sues After Being Fired For Having THC In Her Blood

Green Entrpreneur reports

A former employee of Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia has sued the school for wrongful termination. She claims to have been using medical marijuana on a doctor’s orders, but the university fired her after a drug test found THC in her blood.

What’s made the case get more attention is that Thomas Jefferson University is home to the Lambert Center for the Study of Medicinal Cannabis & Hemp. The university established the center with a $3 million donation from the Australian couple Barry and Joy Lambert. 

When he donated, Lambert said he hoped the university’s “innovative, scientific approach would prove to the medical profession the benefits and safety of medicinal cannabis for a broad range of illnesses, not just childhood epilepsy.”

The former employee who filed the lawsuit, Donna Hudnell, told the Philadelphia Inquirer about the school’s research: “How ironic, and yet you have no leniency with your medical marijuana policy.”

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