A medical cannabis patient in New Jersey is taking his former employer to court after being fired for consuming pot in his free time.
Jamal Campbell was terminated from his refinery job in December 2020, reports NJ.com. Campbell filed a lawsuit against Watco Companies and Watco Transloading LLC in U.S. District Court in April.
Despite cannabis still being illegal in New Jersey at the time, the lawsuit argues that he should have been protected under medical cannabis laws.
Campbell worked as an operator at the refinery for six years, with his duties mostly focusing on loading cargo trains. He injured his back while on the job in 2016, resulting in a bulged disc. He didn’t miss any time from work and started treating the injury with medical cannabis in 2018.
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