The highly influential Marijuana Policy Project (MPP) is asking shoppers to boycott Wal-Mart for firing Joe Casias, a 29-year-old cancer survivor and LEGAL medical weed patient from Michigan with an inoperable brain tumor. He worked at the mega chain for five years, but was fired after testing positive for THC during a drug test. In 2008, he was named Associate of the Year, but a spokesperson for Wal-Mart says the company can discriminate all it wants, even if the medicine is legal:
In states, such as Michigan, where prescriptions for marijuana can be obtained, an employer can still enforce a policy that requires termination of employment following a positive drug screen. We believe our policy complies with the law and we support decisions based on the policy.
Nice job, especially in one of the most economically depressed states in the union. Tell Wal-Mart what assholes they are here.