Friday, March 26, 2010

Smoke Medical Marijuana, Get Fired

by Robert Gammon
Fri, Mar 26, 2010 at 11:07 AM

Even though medical marijuana has been legal in California since 1996, state law still allows employers to fire their workers if they use it, the Sacramento Bee reports. According to a Supreme Court ruling, employers can also fire their workers if they use medical pot on their own time or at home — and even if cannabis improves their ability to work because it alleviates pain or nausea.

State law also allows most employers to test their employees for drug use, and if they test positive because they used medical marijuana at home, the night before coming to work, or on the weekend, they can be fired. According to the Bee, forty state public agencies have programs in place that allow them to terminate employees who use medical pot.

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