Kaiser has developed this art for dodging questions that require real answers, in regards to medical marijuana. I have a close family member that is an employee of Kaiser in Oregon who is also a medical marijuana patient. I decided to make some phone calls to Kaiser in Oregon to ask what their medical marijuana policy is. As I am sure many of you are not surprised, I got major run around. Lots of "he/she'll have to call you back"s. When I finally did get call backs, the people on the other end were unable to provide me with Kaiser policy for medical marijuana. The immediate response was "that is a definate NO!" Then I got "well, I need to research that and get back to you." The Human Resources officer would not return any of my five telephone calls (next time I won't leave as many details in the vm). I continued to make calls to various departments over a two week period and got much of the same run around. I was left with the final answer of "That's illegal!" and lots of disappointment in, what I THOUGHT were (that's what I get for thinking), the "educated" people. I mean, they are in healthcare for cripes sake!
I would think that a large employer (one of THE largest) in a medical marijuana state would have some sort of policy set up, or at the very least, provisions for medical marijuana patients. But, they do not. They scurry away from it like you just turned over the rock they were living under.
Has anyone else out there had any Kaiser experiences??? They are silly little corporate freaks running a money based business rather than a PATIENT based business.