Medical marijuana law in Michigan runs into workplace rule

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If a recently filed medical marijuana lawsuit reaches the Michigan Court of Appeals or state Supreme Court, it could produce a precedent-setting decision that impacts employers and patients, whose jobs may be at risk even when legally using the drug.

Joseph Casias — a 30-year-old Battle Creek resident who legally uses marijuana — filed a lawsuit last week against Wal-Mart in Calhoun County Circuit Court after being fired for testing positive for pot during a drug test.

A Wal-Mart spokesman last week said that the corporation has a zero-tolerance policy when it comes to drug use and follows federal law, under which marijuana is illegal.

“We’ve been waiting for this,” Kurt McCammon, a lawyer with Miller Canfield who specialize in employment law, said of the lawsuit.

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