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Court Tosses Suit by Fired Medical Marijuana User


Nug of the Month: Aug 2008
The Montana Supreme Court says the state's Medical Marijuana Act does not protect an employee from being fired for using marijuana.

The court dismissed a lawsuit by a Kalispell man fired by Columbia Falls Aluminum Company because of his state-sanctioned use of medical marijuana.

In July 2006, Mike Johnson tested positive for marijuana in a random drug test. The company later said the 25-year employee could return to work if he submitted to additional drug tests and passed them. He refused and was fired.

Johnson filed a wrongful discharge suit and the District Court in Kalispell ruled against him.

He appealed and, in a ruling filed Wednesday, the high court says the medical marijuana law specifically provides that it does not require employers "to accommodate the medical use of marijuana in any workplace."

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