Man fights for right to use medical pot in casino

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man is considering suing for the right to use medical marijuana in an Atlantic City casino.

Lawyer Michelle Douglass says that Revel Casino Hotel failed to accommodate Daniel Price's disability when a security guard told him he could not take his marijuana into the casino last month.

The 23-year-old Atlantic City resident is a registered medical marijuana patient. He tells The Press of Atlantic City (http://bit.ly/1nBDZVT ) that he uses the drug to treat seizures and irritable bowel disease.

State guidelines encourage patients to smoke cannabis at home. But they are not barred by law from using it in private businesses.

Revel, like all Atlantic City casinos, has a smoking area.

The casino is not commenting on the issue.

No lawsuit has been filed, so far.

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Information from: The Press of Atlantic City (N.J.), http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com

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