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ACLU appeals firing of Walmart worker who used medical marijuana

 

Wallmart Joe Casias will be be speaking at the May 25th Rally.

 

GRAND RAPIDS – The American Civil Liberties Union has asked a federal appeals court to re-instate a lawsuit filed by Joseph Casias, the Battle Creek Walmart worker fired for using medical marijuana.

 

 

 

Casias uses marijuana for pain from an inoperable brain tumor and cancer.

 

 

 

In dismissing Casias' lawsuit, U.S. District Judge Robert Jonker ruled in February that the state's medical-marijuana law protects legal users from arrest, but does not regulate private employers and their drug policies.

 

 

 

ACLU attorney Scott Michelman said today: “The lower court's ruling failed to uphold the will of Michigan voters, who clearly wanted to protect medical marijuana and facilitate its use by very sick people like Joseph Casias.”

 

 

 

He said Casias, the 2008 "Associate of the Year" at the Battle Creek Walmart, never used marijuana while working.

 

 

 

“No one should ever have to choose between adequate pain relief and gainful employment, but Walmart forced Joseph to pay a stiff and unfair price for using a medicine that has had a life-changing positive effect for him.”

 

 

 

The ACLU said the lawsuit should be re-instated in state court where it was originally filed. It also contended that Jonker ignored text in the 2008 law that it says protects workers from firing.

 

 

 

The appeal was filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in Cincinnati.

 

 

 

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ACLU appeals firing of Walmart worker who used medical marijuana

 

Wallmart Joe Casias will be be speaking at the May 25th Rally.

 

GRAND RAPIDS – The American Civil Liberties Union has asked a federal appeals court to re-instate a lawsuit filed by Joseph Casias, the Battle Creek Walmart worker fired for using medical marijuana.

 

 

 

Casias uses marijuana for pain from an inoperable brain tumor and cancer.

 

 

 

In dismissing Casias' lawsuit, U.S. District Judge Robert Jonker ruled in February that the state's medical-marijuana law protects legal users from arrest, but does not regulate private employers and their drug policies.

 

 

 

ACLU attorney Scott Michelman said today: “The lower court's ruling failed to uphold the will of Michigan voters, who clearly wanted to protect medical marijuana and facilitate its use by very sick people like Joseph Casias.”

 

 

 

He said Casias, the 2008 "Associate of the Year" at the Battle Creek Walmart, never used marijuana while working.

 

 

 

“No one should ever have to choose between adequate pain relief and gainful employment, but Walmart forced Joseph to pay a stiff and unfair price for using a medicine that has had a life-changing positive effect for him.”

 

 

 

The ACLU said the lawsuit should be re-instated in state court where it was originally filed. It also contended that Jonker ignored text in the 2008 law that it says protects workers from firing.

 

 

 

The appeal was filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in Cincinnati.

 

 

 

E-mail John Agar: jagar@grpress.com

 

 

 

 

 

Michael A. Komorn

 

Attorney and Counselor

 

Law Office of Michael A. Komorn

 

3000 Town Center, Suite, 1800

 

Southfield, MI 48075

 

800-656-3557 (Toll Free)

 

248-351-2200 (Office)

 

248-357-2550 (Phone)

 

248-351-2211 (Fax)

 

Email: michael@komornlaw.com

 

Website: www.komornlaw.com

 

Check out our Radio show:

 

http://www.blogtalkr...lanetgreentrees

 

NEW CALL IN NUMBER: (347) 326-9626

 

Live Every Wednesday 8-10:00p.m.

 

PLANET GREENTREES

 

w/ Attorney Michael Komorn

 

 

 

The most relevant radio talk show for the Michigan Medical Marijuana Community. PERIOD.

 

 

 

If you have a medical marihuana question or comment, please email them to me, or leave them on the forum for the MMMA, and I will try to answer them live on the air.

 

 

 

http://www.blogtalkr...lanetgreentrees

 

PLANET GREENTREES Call-in Number: (347) 326-9626

 

Call-in Number: (347) 326-9626

 

 

 

 

 

Attorney Michael Komorn’ practice specializes in Medical Marihuana representation. He is a board member with the Michigan Medical Marijuana Association (MMMA), a nonprofit patient advocacy group with over 20,000 members, which advocates for medical marihuana patients, and caregiver rights. He is also an experienced defense attorney successfully representing many wrongfully accused medical marihuana patients and caregivers. He is also the founder of Greentrees of Detroit, a medical marihuana community center that offers patient certification, legal consultation, cannabis education, business development, and caregiver’s classes.

 

 

 

 

Glad to see the ACLU in Michigan are stepping up to the plate!!!!

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Guest finallyfree09

no person shall be denied ANY RIGHT OR PRIVELEGE for their medical use of marijuana. michigan is an at will employment state which means that working here is a "privelege" correct? shoulda been a slam dunk the first time around.

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