Allison Enright

“I Don’t Get High” Florida Teacher Fired For Medical Marijuana, School Board Points To Federal Law

Florida’s most prominent lawyer, John Morgan, dumped millions of dollars out of his own pocket to make medical marijuana a thing in the Sunshine State.

But it still wasn’t enough for one teacher to keep her job – because Morgan, nor other proponents of medical pot, have no power over the feds.

The Brevard County School Board on Tuesday fired Allison Enright, a teacher at Space Coast Middle/High School in Melbourne, for failing to comply with its zero-tolerance policy for illegal drugs.

The vote to terminate Enright was 3-2, although, according to local media, all board members expressed regret at their decision.

Enright reportedly began taking medical marijuana to relieve pain from an injury sustained when she was pushed by a student, the Associated Press reported.

The pills prescribed for Enright included THC, the hallucinogenic ingredient in marijuana. The former teacher claimed she didn’t believe the anti-drug policy would apply to her, since it imposed a ban on “illegal drugs,” while her medication was prescribed by a doctor.

“I want to make it clear. I do not do drugs. I don’t smoke pot. I don’t get high. I take two pills per day,” Enright told the board before the vote, according to the AP.

“Space Coast Junior-Senior is my home, and I want to go back. You have the ability to make that happen. Please, let me go back home.”

Her protests were for naught, however.

One member of the board’s majority, Cheryl McDougall, said she didn’t agree with the federal government classifying marijuana as a Schedule I drug, which includes the hardest, most dangerous narcotics.

But, she added, “I don’t make that law. And we are a drug-free workplace. And that’s what I have to base my decision on at this point.”

The board’s attorney informed members that failure to comply with federal law could cost the district federal grants.

According to the state Office of Medical Marijuana Use, nearly 511,000 Floridians were qualified to receive medical pot as of March 19.

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