Cops and Courts
Colorado appeals court OKs firing for off-duty marijuana use
Posted: 04/25/2013 09:05:15 AM MDT
Updated: 04/25/2013 09:14:10 AM MDT
By John Ingold
A divided Colorado Court of Appeals panel on Thursday upheld the firing of a man for off-the-job medical-marijuana use, concluding that, because marijuana is illegal under federal law, employees have no protection to use it anytime.
The decision — which is precedent-setting — has broad implications not just for medical-marijuana patients but for any adult using marijuana in Colorado since voters legalized the substance in November.
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Should companies in Colorado be allowed to test and fire their employees for off duty pot use? And if yes, a follow up would be should a company be allowed to fire an employee if they can prove the employee abuses alcohol?