Ex-Wal-Mart employee fired for medical marijuana use loses appeal

6th Circuit says retailer did not wrongfully fire employee

The 6th Circuit ruled last week that Wal-Mart Stores Inc. did not wrongfully fire an employee for his medical marijuana use.

Joseph Casias worked as an inventory-control manager at a Battle Creek, Mich., Walmart beginning in 2004. In November 2009, he injured himself at work and went to the hospital, where he received a standard drug test per Wal-Mart’s policy. He tested positive for marijuana.

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