One of the first people to buy legal weed in WA loses his job for drug use

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One of the First People To Buy Legal Weed in WA Loses His Job For Drug Use

SPOKANE, WA-- Mike Boyer was pretty excited when marijuana became legal in Washington state, showing up nearly a day before a dispensary opened up in Spokane.

He became one of the first people in the state to buy pot legally. Of course, his first legal smoke was captured by news cameras. And guess who watched the exciting moment?

... His employer. And apparently they weren't down with Washington's new law. Boyer says his boss almost immediately asked him to take a drug test and, no surprise, he failed.

First Legal Spokane Weed Buyer Loses Job In Puff Of Smoke


Even when a state legalizes marijuana, employers can still give an employee the boot for lighting up. Boyer believes this conflict will become common.

"It's something we're going to need to figure out with this whole legalization, where's going to be the grey line," he said. "Just because I smoke a little weed on my time off, I've never had a problem with that at work, why am I here now."

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