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    Word in the Courts

  • Rhode Island medical marijuana patient wins in court

    A judge ruled that off-duty medical marijuana use shouldn't matter.

    June 22, 2017

    On May 23, a Rhode Island court ruled in favor of medical-marijuana patient Christine Callaghan, arguing that a company discriminated against her for off-duty medical cannabis use.

    The ACLU filed a lawsuit on behalf of Callaghan in 2014 after the University of Rhode Island graduate student was denied a summer internship at Darlington Fabrics in Westerly,