Alberta man living with cancer says cannabis-based treatment cost him a job – Global News

Clayton Hannah is a 34-year-old who lives with follicular lymphoma. It’s a non-aggressive form of blood cancer that he first noticed due to a tumour on his arm.The disease is incurable, but slow-moving — so with treatment, Hannah is able to live a completely normal life. That includes operating in his profession as a millwright in Alberta.Hannah was headhunted for a job at a High Prairie mill with company Tolko Industries a few weeks ago. The job was to begin on Oct. 9.Global NewsHelp us improve GlobalNews.caGlobal NewsTake the survey now!Story continues below

READ MORE: Powerful cannabis oils don’t involve smoking, but are ‘much trickier’ to get rightHe says it was after he disclosed that he’d been using cannabis oil to treat his cancer that the offer was rescinded. When he spoke with the company on the phone, he says they told him there would be no way to know if he’d been using marijuana while on the job. That’s when he says he knew something wasn’t right.“I emailed them for clarification afterward,” he said on the Ryan Jespersen Show on 630 CHED.“They didn’t respond for three days, and three days later, they said my job offer was on hold pending third-cannabis review. I asked for the policy or procedure for this review and they refused to give it to me numerous times.”View link » Source:

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