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Second-hand pot smoke a problem, Halifax nurses say

By Hempology | December 18, 2003

From CBC News, December 18th, 2003

HALIFAX– The smell of pot is not so sweet to some nurses working at a Halifax hospital.

They’re upset that they’ve been forced to breathe second-hand dope smoke wafting from a room where a patient has been smoking medical marijuana for a week.

So they complained to the Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre and their union.

“They’ve taken the patient to another room that’s something like a closet, but ventilated, and put towels at the bottom of the door so the smoke does not come out of that room and into the hallway and other patient’s rooms,” said Joan Jessome, president of the Nova Scotia Government Employees Union.

That’s satisfactory for the moment, especially as the patient is scheduled to be discharged Monday.

But Jessome wants the hospital to put a policy in place.

John Cook, a member of Maritimers Unite for Medical Marijuana, agreed. The hospital should have a policy for dealing with medical marijuana, he said.

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