Massachusetts Court Rules for Woman fired for Medical Marijuana Use

Wochit Headline News - July 17, 2017

Massachusetts' top court has ruled that a woman who had been fired for testing positive for marijuana that she had been legally prescribed could sue her former employer for handicap discrimination.

Lawyers for the ex-employee, Christina Barbuto, said the ruling represents a major win for employees in the state and set a precedent for other states where medical marijuana is legal..


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