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    Connecticut judge rejects motion to dismiss medical marijuana lawsuit

    In this Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019 photo, a customer shows the 1/8th-ounce container of indica medical marijuana delivered by Mr. Nice Guys Caregivers at his Macomb County residence, in Roseville, Mich. Nearly four dozen medical marijuana delivery businesses are operating in Detroit, even though Michigan regulators haven't yet approved any home delivery licenses. (Todd McInturf/Detroit News via AP)
    Todd McInturf/Detroit News via Associated Press

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A Connecticut man who sued after his application to become a firefighter in the state’s largest city was rejected because he uses medical marijuana will have his day in court.

    The Connecticut Post reports that a judge Tuesday rejected a motion from the city of Bridgeport to dismiss the case and scheduled a June 5 trial date.

    The city argued the court lacked jurisdiction and that James Bulerin III should appeal to the city Civil Service Commission.


    Bulerin says in his lawsuit he passed all eligibility requirements to become a firefighter, but was denied after he tested positive for marijuana.

    His lawyer says Bulerin has a medical marijuana card, and his client’s undisclosed condition does not affect his ability to perform as a firefighter.