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Medical Marijuana User Sues After Being Fired

A Great Falls man who says he was wrongly fired from his job for using medical marijuana has filed a $500,000 lawsuit against his former employer.

Mike Babbitt in a complaint filed earlier this month against Loaf-n-Jug says he was discriminated against, lost wages and suffered other monetary damages.

The company declined to comment.

Babbitt says he is HIV-positive and is qualified to received medical marijuana.

He says he told the company he received a medical marijuana card and the company told him it wasn't a problem.

But Babbitt says he was fired in November after a drug test from the previous month showed the presence of marijuana.

Babbitt's attorney says marijuana use falls under the company's definition of legal medication.