Marijuana

Marijuana: Sackings for legal pot backed by judgment against fired man with brain tumor

There's been lotsa debate over just-passed marijuana bills. But lost amid talk about THC driving limits that may prevent MMJ patients like William Breathes from driving legally and a provision that treats pot mags like porn is the impact of marijuana retail on employees and employers. Rulings that support the firing of MMJ patients who test positive for drugs (including Joseph Casias, seen here, who used weed to treat an inoperable brain tumor) would seem to give companies the upper hand. But one report suggests they're still worried about rules involving legal cannabis.
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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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