Ore. High Court OKs Firing Medical Marijuana User

Law360, New York (April 15, 2010, 7:41 PM EDT) -- The Supreme Court for the State of Oregon ruled Thursday that an employer is not required to accommodate an employee’s use of marijuana to treat a disability under the state’s anti-discrimination laws, bringing clarity to this hazy legal area.

In a split decision, the court found that Emerald Steel Fabricators Inc. did nothing wrong when it fired an employee who used marijuana for medical purposes, even though he had a state-sanctioned card allowing him to use the drug.

Federal anti-drug law preempts Oregon’s law allowing individuals...
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