Contaminated marijuana is flooding Oklahoma’s medical market amid ongoing state enforcement issues

OKLAHOMA CITY — Kenny Novotny had a problem. The owner of 1440 Processing was seeing failing lab results on 90% of cannabis he bought and submitted independently for testing.

State Question 788 says only that an employer may not discriminate against an employee simply because of their status as a medical marijuana patient. This means that simply having a license cannot be grounds for termination or discipline. That employer can still, however, write and enforce rules that restrict the use of marijuana by employees just like any other controlled substance. No patients would be protected if they come to work high, use marijuana in the workplace or attempt to do their job while impaired.

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