After being diagnosed with chronic pain, I obtained a medical marijuana card. Soon after, a dream job opportunity arose that required a strict security clearance. Concerned about the potential conflict between my treatment and the job, I should have consulted a legal expert and learned about health privacy laws, but alas- I cannot afford it. During the clearance process, I chose transparency, explaining my medical reasons for cannabis use. Navigating the interplay of health decisions and career ambitions was challenging but.. I’m still unsure.

Dr. Caplan Changed status to publish March 19, 2024