Colorado Supreme Court to review Brandon Coats’ firing over medical marijuana

By John IngoldThe Denver Post
In a move that could have major impacts for how employers treat marijuana use by workers, the Colorado Supreme Court on Monday announced it will review the case of a fired medical marijuana patient.
The patient, a quadriplegic man named Brandon Coats, lost his job for using marijuana off the clock. But, in taking up the case, the Supreme Court announced it would look not just at whether a special Colorado law that protects legal off-the-clock activities covers marijuana. For the first time, the court announced it will also look at whether Colorado’s constitution gives medical marijuana patients a right to cannabis.
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