Medical Marijuana Users: How Much Longer Until Your Boss Can’t Fire You?

Does this mean you could be governor AND smoke pot?

Just like the industrious Walmart worker in Michigan, YOU, too, can get fired from your job for using medical marijuana — even if you are employee of the month.

Which clearly makes no sense, considering medical marijuana is legal. That’s why Sen. Mark Leno is pushing through a bill that would bar your boss from canning you over medical cannabis (smoking it when you aren’t at work, of course).

The State Senate Judiciary Committee just signed off on the bill, bringing it one step closer to becoming law. Leno, a San Francisco Democrat, was pleased.

“When Californians approved the compassionate use of cannabis, they never intended for it to apply only to unemployed people,” he was quoted saying in our sister paper, the LA Weekly. “With unemployment at record-high rates, we should be doing everything we can to keep productive and responsible members of the workforce in their jobs.”

And part of maintaining them as productive workers, ironically, is to let them smoke weed, the feel-good crop that is proven to help alleviate medical ailments, big and small.

Leno’s bill would reverse a 2008 court decision that granted employers the right to chose to not hire or even fire workers who were permitted by doctors to use medical marijuana.

Wonderful. Now, we want to know how long it will be before Leno will get a bill passed that allows employees smoke pot at work.

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