Dillon McGuire Quoted in Article on Medical Marijuana Patients Can't be Fired for Testing Positive for Cannabis
Pashman Stein Walder Hayden attorney Dillon McGuire was quoted in the NJBiz article, “Medical marijuana patients can’t be fired for testing positive for cannabis." The article explains that medical marijuana patients can’t be fired for testing positive for cannabis.
“Today was an important victory for employees throughout New Jersey who use medical marijuana. In a per curiam [by the courts] decision, our Supreme Court affirmed the appellate division’s holding that those who are terminated from their jobs, based upon their proper medical use of marijuana, may bring a disability discrimination claim under the Law Against Discrimination,” said Pashman Stein Walder Hayden PC attorney Dillon McGuire, who argued on behalf of the Americans for Civil Liberties Union New Jersey, in a prepared statement.
“Despite the scientifically proven benefits of medical marijuana, those patients who chose to treat their ailments with cannabis have been marginalized ever since the Compassionate Use Act was enacted,” said McGuire. “The court’s decision today was an important step toward securing the rights and dignity that medical marijuana patients deserve.”
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