No Discrimination Ban For Medical Pot Patients, Hospital Says

By Diana Novak Jones (November 24, 2020, 7:25 PM EST) -- A Pennsylvania hospital system urged a federal judge to throw out parts of a discrimination lawsuit filed by a former employee who was fired after testing positive for marijuana, saying state courts have rejected the idea that medical pot use is protected.

Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals filed a new motion to dismiss claims from Donna Hudnell's lawsuit on Monday, two months after U.S. District Court Judge Gerald Pappert held that Pennsylvania's medical marijuana law gave Hudnell the right to sue for discrimination based on her status as a medical marijuana patient.

Hudnell brings claims of disability discrimination and retaliation under the...

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