Sixth Circuit Rules A Private Employer Can Fire You For Using Medical Marijuana

Unfortunately many of us believed that this opinion from the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit was imminent. Pursuant to the opinion, if your private employer finds out that you are a valid medical marijuana patient, there is nothing that prevents them from terminating your employment. This is definitely a step-back for medical marijuana patients.

As an aside, it is quite possible that the court’s reasoning would not apply to people employed by the government of the State of Michigan. However, that issue is still yet to be litigated.

Check out the opinion here:

Casias v. Walmart


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