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(Entrance to the Princeton University campus.  Credit: David Madden)

(Entrance to the Princeton University campus. Credit: David Madden)

PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — A Princeton University employee says he has been told to choose between medical marijuana and his job.

Don DeZarn said he was told by Princeton officials that he could not use medicinal marijuana and work in his job as senior operations manager of campus dining.

DeZarn says the ultimatum comes as a surprise because he hasn’t hid from the issue. The 48-year-old U.S. Navy veteran is running as a New Jersey congressional candidate for the Legalize Marijuana Party. He says he qualifies for medical marijuana because of his inflammatory bowel disease and PTSD.

A spokesman for Princeton declined comment.

DeZarn says he is staying home while he discusses the situation with the university’s human resources office.

Employers do not have to accommodate medical marijuana use in the workplace under state law.

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