If Medical Marijuana Is Legal, Why Are Employees Getting Fired for Using It?

Medical Marijuana
Medical Marijuana

Following a state Supreme Court ruling earlier this month, workers in the state of Washington who use medical marijuana to treat pain, nausea and other medical conditions can be legally fired should they fail a company mandated drug test.

The ruling is the third of its kind in recent years testing whether medical marijuana laws, which permit possession, growth and distribution of marijuana for medical purposes, can protect workers who use the drug during non-working hours.