Puff, Puff, Pink Slip: Why Smoking Legal Weed Can Get You Fired
The whirlwind firing-turned-rehiring of a tie-dye-bedecked marijuana buyer in Spokane last week, followed by an admission Friday by Seattle’s City Attorney that he took pot to work, only clouded chronic confusion among many workers in the two pot-friendly states who ask if their legal-weed rights trump an employer’s cannabis policies. The answer, for now, remains utterly non-hazy: No. According to labor-law experts in both states, adults in Colorado and Washington can legally consume weed after work, away from the job site or the office and they must remain mindful of the drug rules at the shops and offices where they ply their trades.
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