Published March 15, 2010
| Associated Press
GREAT FALLS, Mont. – 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.