Human rights commission supports medical marijuana bidNova Scotia board finds discrimination against workerBy Sarah Dobson03/06/2017|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 03/06/2017A variety of medicinal marijuana buds in jars are pictured at Los Angeles Patients & Caregivers Group dispensary in West Hollywood, Calif., on Oct. 18, 2016. Mario Anzuoni (Reuters) The conundrum that is marijuana continues to challenge employers, as seen recently when a Nova Scotia human rights tribunal ruled an employee’s denial of medical marijuana coverage amounted to discrimination.The decision involved Gordon “Wayne” Skinner, an elevator mechanic employed by ThyssenKrupp Elevator Canada. In 2010, he was involved in an accident at work, leading to physical and mental disabilities in the form of chronic pain and anxiety and depressive disorders.Unable to work, he qualified for permanent impairment and extended earnings replacement benefits. And since various pain medications and anti-depressants proved ineffective, he began using medical marijuana using the appropriate prescription and licence. To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.