April 2023: Wallace and members of the veteran community describes the seriousness of The Opioid Epidemic and how deep it infiltrates all zip codes.
After dedicating 10 years of his life to serving as a professional firefighter, Air Force Veteran Orlando Wallace describes the heartbreak he felt after being terminated for medical cannabis—despite a valid physician’s recommendation/prescription
Stigma can cause a chilling effect…getting fired for medicating with state-grown, state-regulated, and state-dispensed medication silences patients and hurts them and their families.
US Air Force Veteran, 10-year Professional Firefighter, and vocal cannabis advocate Orlando Wallace talks about being terminated despite having a valid cannabis recommendation.
The Medical Marijuana Employment Task Force heard public testimony against employment discriminations and for access to therapeutic cannabis/Medical Marijuana for all patients, including firefighters, veterans who work in safety-sensitive jobs, and all members of the first responder community.
By Chris Rosato
Published: Nov. 29, 2022 at 4:50 PM
BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Last year, there was a bill that would have protected first responders who chose to become marijuana patients from being discriminated against in the workplace. It didn’t get the votes needed to pass, but it won’t be long before it will have another chance…..
Louisiana Task Force Nears Deadline For Medical Marijuana Patient Workplace Protection Recommendations
The Center Square
After serving their communities, firefighters, law enforcement, healthcare professionals, EMTs, and all other members of our state’s first responder community live with trauma from that service. Our Firefighters, police, and first responders ALL deserve the ability to medicate without fear of losing their job.
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