Cyd Maurer’s story has struck a chord with the cannabis community and people who believe in fairness across the country. A talented young news anchor with poise well beyond her 25 years, losing her job for off-the-job marijuana use has elevated the national discourse surrounding marijuana rights. While ending the arrest, prosecution and imprisonment of nonviolent citizens who use marijuana is a great first step for states like Oregon, the fact that an employee can drink large amounts of alcohol on Friday and Saturday night and go to work unafraid on Monday, while someone like Cyd can be fired for just one toke on a Friday three weeks before a drug test is ridiculous on its face. Examples like Cyd’s will help lead us to a more fair and justice society for the cannabis community.
Cyd had taken the time to thank her supporters for the outpouring of support on a new YouTube video. She also pleads with people to not take their justified anger out on her former coworkers at KEZI as they didn’t make the corporate policy that caused her unjust termination. Please take the time to hear her out and share this important story. You can learn more about Cyd and her unfortunate ordeal at www.askemeaboutmarijuana.com.