Colorado courts rule employers can fire for off-work pot use, appeal expected


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Brandon Coats.

Last year, Colorado resident Brandon Coats, a paralyzed medical marijuana patient fired by DISH for failing a drug test, filed a complaint over the issue in Arapahoe District Court. When he lost there, attorney Michael Evans brought the case to the Colorado Court of Appeals.
Now, those jurists have also rejected Coats’s argument. But Evans says he and Coats aren’t done fighting.Next hoped-for stop: the Colorado Supreme Court. Westword has the rest.