Brandon Coats’ lawsuit against his former employer, Dish Network, finally debuted in the Colorado Supreme Court on Tuesday.
It’s a landmark case for legal cannabis, as medical marijuana patient Coats claims he was unjustly fired after he tested positive for pot use.
And while the justices of the court will soon reach their decision on a Colorado company terminating employment based on a positive drug test, we’re curious about what you think.
So have your say: Marijuana is legal in Colorado, but should employers have the right to fire employees who test positive for pot use?
Brandon Coats vs. Dish Network:
A special report from The Cannabist
Coats vs. Dish, round 1: A hearing that will have major implications for marijuana and the workplace ended Tuesday with the state’s most esteemed justices mostly scratching their heads.
Watch the video: Here’s the full hour-long video of the first meeting of Coats and Dish in front of the Colorado Supreme Court
Top 20 tweets: How did Twitter react to Coats vs. Dish Network, and how the case could rewrite pot and employment laws
Was Coats impaired while at work? “It doesn’t matter if he was impaired or not. It’s a violation,” Dish attorney Meghan Martinez said of Coats’ admitted marijuana use at home
More companies are drug testing: Some employers are taking a tougher stance against workers’ drug use since recreational marijuana became legal in Colorado, according to a new workplace survey
Editorial: Why some Colorado employers still need no-marijuana policies
The Colorado AG backs Dish: The state attorney general’s office says Coloradans do not have a right to use marijuana off the job, siding with Dish in its firing of a medical-marijuana patient.