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NJ Court Rules Ridgewood Business Could Not Fire Medical Pot Patient For Failing Drug Tests

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the staff of the Ridgewood blog 

Ridgewood NJ, A New Jersey appeals court rules employers cannot fire employees who take medical marijuana and fail a drug test.The New Jersey court ruling says marijuana patients are protected under the state Law Against Discrimination as long as they aren’t high on the job.

The decision stems from a lawsuit filed by Justin Wild, a former funeral director in Ridgewood who took medical cannabis to manage pain caused by cancer.

Wild ,a licensed funeral director filed a lawsuit against his former employers, alleging they fired him after learning he used medical marijuana to treat cancer symptoms.Justin Wild, 39, of Saddle River claimed in court papers he was prescribed and used medicinal marijuana after he was diagnosed with the disease about two years ago, according to a lawsuit filed Jan. 30 in Bergen County Superior Court.

Wild didn’t tell his bosses, but they found out after he got into a car accident while on the job. He says he wasn’t high at the time of the crash, but they fired him.The court originally said there were no employment protections for licensed medical marijuana users, but an appeal yielded a reversal of that decision.

7 thoughts on “NJ Court Rules Ridgewood Business Could Not Fire Medical Pot Patient For Failing Drug Tests

  1. Trust me, I wasn’t high when I got in the accident.
    I was very hungry.

  2. …and so it begins.

  3. Hey if it helps people it’s a good thing.

  4. The bottom line is people are so naïve ,they think the medical marijuana don’t work. If you have cancer or a certain other disease obviously doctors and scientists say it helps. No ones forcing you to use this medication go try something else then. People need to be understanding that this is the future the government has been lying to all of us. I never tried marijuana but if this medical marijuana helps people then we should all before end of story. Especially employment. Because they can be ruthless, cold hearted, ice in their veins no backbone.
    Thank you
    The info chick.

  5. It’s about time the laws are changing. Of course management would not like it too bad.

  6. The bottom line is people are so naïve ,they think the “medical marijuana” is actual a medicine.
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    Gotta love the useful tools.
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  7. Where are the prescription plans that pay for medical weed? At 6k-9k per pound, there are a ton of operators laughing all the way to the bank.

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