‘I feel betrayed by my company’: TTC subway operator barred while using medicinal cannabis
By Chris Glover – CBC News
TTC says it must keep the public safe and won’t take chances with any form of cannabis.
A Toronto Transit Commission employee says she’s back on opioids because her employer told her she can’t use medical marijuana and remain as a subway operator, even though her doctor thinks cannabis is the best treatment for her chronic pain.
Ellaine Farrell, 59, has suffered from two herniated discs in her lower back and fibromyalgia, a condition that causes widespread pain. She said the TTC offered her other non-safety-sensitive positions if she wanted to stay on medicinal cannabis, but they would come with a big pay cut.
“I feel betrayed by my company, especially when there’s people making decisions on my life and they have never ever seen me face to face,” Farrell, a 26-year TTC employee, told CBC Toronto.