Michigan Court: Patients Can Receive Unemployment Compensation if Fired Over Cannabis

In a groundbreaking decision, the Michigan Court of Appeals ruled Fridaymichigancourt that workers in the state who are authorized medical cannabis patients should receive unemployment compensation if they were fired solely because they tested positive for cannabis.

“It’s a very favorable decision for the civil rights of employees in Michigan,” says Matt Abel, an attorney in Detroit who operates as the execusitve director of Michigan NORML. “This decision is another acknowledgment that medical-marijuana users’ rights have been unfairly infringed.”

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