A New Jersey Transit clerk is suing after the agency suspended him for using medical marijuana to treat his end-stage renal failure.


NJ Transit Train Station - Hamilton (Annette Petriccione, Townsquare Media NJ)

The suit filed last month by 57-year-old Charlie Davis may be the first of its kind in New Jersey, where medical marijuana has been legally available since 2012.

Davis says the drug helps ease pain in his nerve-damaged legs and makes it easier to sleep.

Davis was sent for a drug test in December and told the medical director that he's a medical marijuana patient.

Courts have sided with employers in similar cases elsewhere.

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