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???