A Texas Educational Aide Posted About CBD on Facebook. Someone Complained. Then the School District Fired Her.


One Sunday night in May 2019, Kerri Owens—a special education paraprofessional who works with disabled students at a high school in Allen, Texas—posted a graphic on her Facebook page lauding the supposed health benefits of cannabidiol (CBD), a non-intoxicating chemical compound derived from hemp and cannabis plants.
One week later, she lost her job. She believes the CBD graphic was the reason. “Is CBD good for you?” read the graphic. It then answers its own question.

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