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​Three members of the Houston Police Department are accused of eating some marijuana brownies they had seized in a drug raid, according to court documents. It seems two of the stoned officers implicated themselves with a series of very high computer messages.

A narcotics complaint was phoned in to the Kingwood Patrol of HPD in Houston, Texas, around 10 or 11 at night back in May, reports John Nova Lomax at the Houston Press. At least three officers who responded to an apartment said they could smell burning marijuana all the way out in the parking lot.

Photo: Arizona Capitol Times

​Perhaps inspired by the plight of employees such as Joseph Casias, a Michigan Wal-Mart worker who was fired for legally using pot for medicinal purposes, Arizona’s new medical marijuana law prohibits employers from discriminating against medical marijuana cardholders.

But zero tolerance of “drug use” is the workplace norm in the state, and some say the new law clouds what had been a clear-cut issue for workers and employers.

Employment attorneys say the new Arizona law does allow employers to fire or discipline workers who use medical marijuana on t he job, or whose work is impaired by pot, reports Jahna Berry at The Arizona Republic.
But important questions remain. If a supervisor suspects that a medical marijuana patient’s pot use affects the quality of his or her work, how should they respond? If employees who are medical marijuana patients get injured on the job are they eligible for worker’s compensation? And what happens if a legal medical marijuana patient fails a company’s drug test when applying for a position?