Sued for firing worker on medical marijuana, Walmart argues Michigan's law wasn't meant to regulate business
GRAND RAPIDS -- Joseph Casias, who suffers an inoperable brain tumor, is the kind of patient voters had in mind in approving medical-marijuana use.
His firing at Walmart, after a positive drug test, undermines the law -- and forces people like Casias "to choose between their jobs and their medicine," Scott Michelman, an American Civil Liberties Union attorney, said Friday.
There's a lot here.
What do you think about medical marijuana in general?
What about the state v the federal government? Is this a case of state's rights in which the Michigan law trumps federal law via the 10th Amendment to the Constitution?
Does a business have a right to regulate drug use by it's employees? What if their policy prohibits use that is legal?
What are your thoughts?