Worker sues after she said she was fired for legal pot use

BOSTON (AP) — A worker who said she was fired for using marijuana legally obtained to treat Crohn's Disease has sued her former employer.

Cristina Barbuto said in court papers filed in Suffolk Superior Court she told the Irvine, California-based Advantage Sales and Marketing before she was hired she obtained written certification from her doctor allowing marijuana use under Massachusetts' 2012 voter-approved law.

She said the drug counters the effects of the disease and helps her maintain weight.

A call to the company's Boston office was not immediately returned.

She said she would never consume marijuana before work or while working.

Barbuto said she was told her use of marijuana wouldn't be a problem, but was fired after her first day when she tested positive for marijuana.


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