Smoking pot cost Kimberly Cue her job.

Cue, a 44-year-old chemical engineer from Silicon Valley, received an offer this year from a medical device manufacturer only to have it rescinded when the company found out that she smoked prescription marijuana to treat post-traumatic stress disorder.

"My email was set up with the company," she said. "My business cards were printed." But after a preemployment drug test came back positive for marijuana, a human resources representative told her the job was no longer hers.

"I've lost all confidence in the process," said Cue, who ultimately took a different job, at 20

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