Can commercial drivers be medical marijuana patients?
Of course, they can. The question is – will they lose their jobs if they use the medicine prescribed by their doctor? Should they have to choose?
It seems so.
Last week, the Iowa Courts of appeals upheld a trucker’s drug conviction for cannabis possession, even though the driver, Darryl Hurtt is a medical marijuana patient who legally obtained the pot in his home state of Missouri, reported Land Line.
Hurtt was stopped by police in Sept. 2021 over a weight violation. The officers then discovered weed in the cab of his truck. Hurtt showed them his Missouri medical marijuana card, saying he only possessed as much cannabis as was medically prescribed to him.
Hurtt fought the charges claiming “medicinal prescription requires him to bring his medication with him due to the circumstances of his profession and not being home …