You can’t be fired in N.J. for failing drug test because of medical marijuana, court rules

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New Jersey’s top court ruled Tuesday that workers can’t be fired for failing a drug test because of medical marijuana.

As long as employees are not under the influence of the drug at work, the state Supreme Court said medical marijuana patients remain protected by the Law Against Discrimination, echoing an earlier appellate court decision.

While Tuesday’s case involved one former funeral home director who lost his job, the implications are broad.

"This protects hundreds, if not thousands of employees” who’ve faced the “stigma of marijuana,” said Jamison Mark, a lawyer for the former director. The ruling ensured that discrimination law and the state’s Compassionate Use Act were not at odds, he said.

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https://www.nj.com/marijuana/2020/03/nj-medical-marijuana-patients-win-big-protections-from-being-fired-for-flunking-drug-test.html