Plaintiff Katelin Noffsinger was granted summary judgment in a federal court in Connecticut after she was denied employment following a job offer when she tested positive for marijuana. She filed a complaint in state court against the company, Bride Brook, alleging a violation of the Connecticut Palliative Use of Marijuana Act (PUMA)s anti-discrimination provision. Noffsinger disclosed to the company that she was a registered qualifying patient who has used medical marijuana for several years to treat post-traumatic stress disorder. The company argued that marijuana is illegal under federal law, but the court rejected the argument because the Drug-Free Workplace Act does not require drug testing, nor does it regulate employees who use illegal drugs outside of work.

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