Clayton Hannah has follicular lymphoma. It’s a rare form of incurable blood cancer that, thankfully, progresses slowly. After consulting with his doctor, Hannah began taking prescribed cannabis oil with a high THC content. The treatments aimed to limit tumor growth and prevent new tumors from forming. But Hannah’s use of THC to treat his incurable cancer ended up costing him a job offer. And not because he failed a drug test or showed up to work high—he didn’t. But instead, because he was simply honest with his future employer about his past medical cannabis treatments.
Cancer Patient Loses Job Offer Over Past Medical Cannabis Treatments
The job Clayton Hannah was vying for was a position as a millwright with Tolko Industries, a forest products company that supplies building materials. On the “Who We Are” page of the Tolko Industries website, the company lists “progressiveness” and “open communication” among their values. But Tolko has so far declined to speak with CBC about Hannah’s rescinded job offer over privacy concerns. And the company’s decision to pull a job offer off the table over past medical cannabis treatments is hardly progressive in a country that just legalized adult-use cannabis.
Hannah knew the millwright