San Antonio woman’s CBD use leads to firing, lawsuit

The San Antonio Express News writes…

San Antonio drug counselor Melanie Farr early last year started taking CBD oil to help with her multiple sclerosis.

Farr, 48, placed drops of CBD oil under her tongue. It improved her gait, eased her pain and lowered her blood pressure. But it also got her fired after she failed a drug test.

Now, Farr is suing her former employer for refusing to allow her to use CBD oil. She alleges that Utah-based Management & Training Corp. failed to provide her a “reasonable accommodation” in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Farr said her supervisor knew she was taking the CBD oil for her MS.

“We discussed it many, many times,” she said. “I worked there a long time taking it. I’m a counselor. That’s what I do. So if I was high, somebody would have said something. It was clear I wasn’t high.”

Management & Training spokeswoman Issa Arnita said she could not comment because the matter is in litigation.

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