Court Upholds Firing Of Medical Marijuana User

Law360, New York (January 24, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- In a decision slammed by two dissenting justices, the California Supreme Court has ruled employers have the right to fire workers who use legally prescribed marijuana to treat medical conditions.

The state's high court ruled on Thursday for RagingWire Telecommunications Inc., which fired a former U.S. Air Force pilot after he returned a positive drug test.

Affirming a decision by the Sacramento County Superior Court, the Supreme Court ruled that California's Compassionate Use Act — which shields medical users of marijuana against state criminal charges of...
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