Walmart fires Michigan man for using medical marijuana

From wzzm13:

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (WZZM) – Now that medical marijuana is legal in Michigan, can an employer fire a worker who tests positive for the drug?

WalMart says it can, so it did. “I was terminated because I failed a drug screening,” says former WalMart employee Joseph Casias.

In 2008, Casias was the Associate Of The Year at the WalMart store in Battle Creek, despite suffering from sinus cancer and an inoperable brain tumor.

At his doctor’s recommendation, Casias says he legally uses medical marijuana to ease his pain.

“It helps tremendously,” he says. “I only use it to stop the pain. To make me feel more comfortable and active as a person.”

Wait…. You need to take a drug test if you work at Walmart???


  1. I would have to be on drugs to work at WalMart. So would they fire someone who is on a prescription opiate if it somehow was caught in the drug test? The dude was associate of the year because of pot. Give the man his job back and a raise.

  2. Of course you they get drug tested… Walmart is all about family values. Like firing a terminal cancer patient for using a natural, effective pain reliever.

    I’ll just leave this here:
    WalMart Corp. HQ
    702 Southwest 8th Street
    Bentonville, AR 72716
    United States
    +1-479-2734000 (Phone)

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