Colo. Supreme Court to review case of fired medical marijuana patient

(Photo: MGN Online)

(Photo: MGN Online)

DENVER — The Colorado Supreme Court decided Monday to review a case of a workers who was fired from his job for using medical marijuana.

The court said it would look at the case of Brandon Coats who was fired from his job at Dish Network in 2010 after he tested positive for marijuana.

Coats is bound to a wheelchair and uses the marijuana for pain relief. He is challenging the dismissal saying employers cannot fire employees for doing something off-the-clock that is legal.

The court is being asked to answer if Colorado’s Lawful Activities Statute protects medical-marijuana patients from being fired and if the state’s law give registered users a right to cannabis.