Marijuana

DISH's firing of paralyzed medical marijuana patient backed by business biggies

Since 2012, we've been reporting about DISH's firing of Brandon Coats, a paralyzed medical marijuana patient, after he failed a drug test.

Coats's lawsuit over the issue has failed in Arapahoe District Court and the Colorado Court of Appeals. It's now headed to the Colorado Supreme Court, where powerful forces are lining up against him, including some of the most prominent business organizations in the state. Continue for details and a newly filed court document.

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Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently covers everything from breaking news and politics to sports and stories that defy categorization.
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