I'm really curious how this applies in the case of medical marijuana. Is it still the same or, given some of the things that it's allowed for in my state are protected under the ADA Amendments Act of 2008, would this now be considered a discriminatory act?
I dunno, but I would like to.
Given that it's still federally criminal, it would not be protected under any of the ADA Clauses.
ETA: If it were federally decriminalized, your employer could probably still end up being fairly discriminatory, especially if you are around machines / vehicles / anything at all wherein the effects of marijuana could present a hazard to yourself or those around you, the same as they can with opiate / opioid substances currently.
This is pretty much exactly what I wanted to know. Thank you!
In my case, TL;DR, I have major trouble sleeping as a result of some things it's approved for the use of in my state and have never reacted well to prescription sleeping medication. Smoking up in college right before bed is pretty much the best sleep I have ever gotten in my entire life and I would very much like to have that back. Alas.
So my 2020 has consisted of, more or less in order:
My aunt getting admitted to hospital on January 1 with no idea who she is, where she was, or who my relatives were
Said aunt getting diagnosed with a brain tumor... specifically stage 4 glioblastoma
My brain deciding that this was a good trauma trigger for a past event (I was living with her at the time), so I had a complete mental breakdown which resulted in me being sent home for a week with benzos because I had been having a panic attack for 3 days straight
Still on meds for that one
School suspended, and teaching my child with ASD remotely did NOT happen
Spring break trip for smol human cancelled
One of my cats died (in April)
Then my aunt died (a week after my cat)
My last remaining grandparent had a stroke. On my birthday.
Summer trip for me and smol human cancelled
My BIL got COVID
I forced my friend twice into hospital with suicidal ideation because the first time, they just sent her home with drugs and said 'see you in January'
Birthday stuff for smol human cancelled
Christmas stuff cancelled
I think that's been my year-ish...
Oh, I'm also an essential worker in a hospital. The burnout is real. At least I'm not on a COVID ward.
I love buying gifts for others and this year I NAILED IT. I managed to get my girlfriendwife a lovely chunk on amethyst on a necklace. I fretted about it and wondered if she would like it... and she loved it. She's been very happy with it and that makes me happy.
I bought Super Smash Bros Ultimate and have been playing it.
I'm not super close to my family because they're dickheads, so I've been instead enjoying a lazy day hanging out with my online friends, which does somehow seem more special this year because I love them so much. <3 Happy Holidays you guys!