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COURT: WORKERS CAN BE FIRED FOR USING LEGAL POT OFF-DUTY

While medical marijuana is legal in Colorado, employers can still fire patients for using it — even if they aren’t impaired at work.

In a landmark decision Monday morning, the Colorado Supreme Court ruled that Brandon Coats, a quadriplegic medical marijuana patient from Colorado who was fired by Dish Network in 2010 for using the drug while at home and off-duty, was not protected under the state’s “lawful activities statute.”

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