Marijuana: NORML coming up with drug-testing guidance to protect employees

Late last month, we reported that a potentially groundbreaking case involving medical marijuana patient Brandon Coats, a quadriplegic fired by DISH after a positive drug test, is headed to the Colorado Supreme Court. In the meantime, the Colorado branch of NORML (National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws) is developing drug-testing guidelines for employees, whether they're patients or recreational users -- and members on this mission are using a progressive policy in Boulder as a starting point. Details below.
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