McMaster Smoking Ban Will Leave Medicinal Pot Users in Pain, User says

Ban comes into effect on Jan. 1, and includes all smoking and vaping.

If McMaster University’s highly publicized ban on smoking is strictly enforced when it comes into effect on Jan. 1, Ashley Cooney isn’t sure how she’s going to be able to go to work.

Cooney suffers from depression, anxiety, chronic nerve pain and digestive issues. She smokes prescribed medicinal marijuana to alleviate those problems. She also works on a McMaster University property — and she says if she can’t smoke pot, she can’t work.

“I would end up having to leave. My sick days would go through the roof again, because I would have to go home all the time when I’m in too much pain to be able to handle it with no medication,” she told CBC News.

– Read the entire article at CBC News.