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Colorado Supreme Court: Employees Can Be Fired For Marijuana Use, Even Medical, Even If Off The Clock

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Mon, June, 15th 2015 by THCFinder

fired marijuana jobA fear that many marijuana consumers have to live with is the fear of being fired from their job for marijuana. That fear is very real, even for medical marijuana patients who only use medical marijuana while off the clock in the privacy of their own homes. It’s a fear that I have had to live with throughout my adult life. A lot of people e-mail me asking if they can be fired for using legal marijuana, both medical and recreational. Each time I have to give them the sad news that yes, you can be fired for using legal marijuana, at least according to case law. There have been a handful of legal challenges to the firings, and every single time those challenges lose in court.

Today there was another case that was ruled in favor of the employer, this time in Colorado. PerThe Denver Channel:

The Colorado Supreme Court issued a ruling Monday affirming a lower court’s decision to uphold the firing of an employee for using medical marijuana off-duty.

“Employees who engage in an activity such as medical marijuana use that is permitted by state law but unlawful under federal law are not protected by the (lawful activities statute),” the justices concluded.

The case involved 35-year-old Brandon Coats, a quadriplegic medical marijuana patient who was fired from his job at the Dish Network after failing a drug test in 2010. Coats said he needed the drug to help with violent spasms and seizures he has suffered since he was paralyzed from the chest down in a car accident. 

Read More:http://www.theweedblog.com/colorado-supreme-court-employees-fired-marijuana-medical/


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Cops Eat Pot Brownies, Make Fun of Disabled Patient During Santa Ana Raid

Category: News | Posted on Mon, June, 15th 2015 by THCFinder

Last month, a gang of masked police officers from Santa Ana, California stormed into a neighborhood medical marijuana dispensary. Then, after disconnecting the video surveillance system positioned throughout the dispensary, officers unleashed a disgusting fury against the business, even suggesting violence against a disabled patient—all under the assumption that there would be novideo evidence of their behavior. 

However, the cops overlooked a single camera—a proverbial nail in their coffin—which appears to reveal police officers consuming marijuana edibles and making jokes about kicking an amputee in her “nub.” The video, which was obtained by OC Weekly, even shows officers playing darts behind the counter of the dispensary during the raid.

Once the cops believe they have successfully managed to disabled all of the security cameras, they gather around the main display counter, laughing, perhaps even daring each other to sample the goods. Then, the footage shows one of the officers shoving what appears to be a pot edible into his mouth before handing something else to a cohort who asks, “What flavor?”

The video hits disturbing heights, however, when a female officer begins to tell her colleagues about how she wanted to kick medical marijuana activist and patient Marla James, an amputee confined to a wheelchair, in her “fucking nub.”

Read More:http://www.hightimes.com/read/cops-eat-pot-brownies-make-fun-disabled-patient-during-santa-ana-raid


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What strain are you smoking on today?

Category: Fun | Posted on Sun, June, 14th 2015 by THCFinder


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Two Marijuana Legalization Petitions Approved In Michigan

Category: News | Posted on Sun, June, 14th 2015 by THCFinder

michigan marijuana legalization milegalizeDueling proposals to legalize recreational marijuana use by adults have given the green light to begin collecting signatures on petitions by the Michigan Board of State Canvassers.

A third proposal has not yet finalized their language but may do so later this year.

Both the Michigan Comprehensive Cannabis Law Reform Committee (MILegalize) and the MCC aim to collect more than 250,000 signatures on petitions from registered voters in order to place their marijuana legalization proposal on the November 2016 ballot. The Board gave “approval as to form” for the two petitions, meaning the structure of the petitions meet state law. This was the final certification required before the groups could print petitions and begin the signature collection drives.

The MCC made a false start in this approval process by withdrawing their petition for consideration during an ongoing Board meeting. Their representative explained to the Board on the 11th that they changed just two words.

“We are the most formidable cannabis reform campaign ever formed in US history and no other group can match our expertise,” MILegalize Chair Jeffrey Hank told reporters after the Board of State Canvassers meeting on June 11.

The Board of Directors of MILegalize is composed of 13 established figures in state cannabis politics and business, including five lawyers, leaders from a half-dozen cannabis organizations and this journalist. The MCC refuses to divulge the identities of their leadership; their spokesman is an admitted paid representative whose company acts on the behalf of business and political interests in Oakland County, just north of Detroit. Oakland is commonly considered the wealthiest county, and the hardest on medical marijuana patients, in the state.

Read More:http://www.theweedblog.com/two-marijuana-legalization-petitions-approved-in-michigan/


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