Pot Law Doesn't Protect Fired Wal-Mart Worker, 6th Circ. Says

Law360, Los Angeles (September 20, 2012, 4:14 PM EDT) -- The Sixth Circuit on Wednesday said Michigan's medical marijuana law doesn't apply restrictions to private businesses in a decision upholding the dismissal of a former Wal-Mart Stores Inc. employee who has an inoperable brain tumor and was fired after failing a drug test.

The appeals court said the law contains no language that would limit private employment decisions made by Michigan businesses. The Michigan Medical Marihuana Act may, however, offer a defense for criminal prosecution, the Sixth Circuit said.

Joseph Casias filed the lawsuit after he...
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