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Refusing to hire medical marijuana user is employment discrimination, Connecticut court rules (JD Supra)

September 10, 2018

A federal court in Connecticut has held that refusing to hire a medical marijuana user who tested positive on a pre-employment drug test violates the state’s medical marijuana law, Kathryn Russo of law firm Jackson Lewis P.C. wrote in JD Supra. Plaintiff Katelin Noffsinger, a registered qualifying patient who has used medical marijuana, accepted a job offer that was contingent on passing a pre-employment drug test. When the drug test came back positive for marijuana, Noffsinger was not hired because the employer followed federal law holding that marijuana is illegal. She filed a complaint in state court.


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