Colorado Supreme Court to hear case of man fired over medical marijuana

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Photo: Brandon Coats (AP Photo)Tuesday, Colorado's Supreme Court will consider whether employers should be able to fire workers for using medical marijuana. Brandon Coats, the plaintiff, is suing Dish Network for firing him in 2010 from his job as a telephone operator after he tested positive for marijuana.

As a teenager, Coats was injured in a car accident, which left him unable to walk.

Photo: Brandon Coats with his mother (AP Photo)
In this Dec. 6, 2012 file photo, Brandon Coats' mother Donna brushes Brandon's hair at his home in Denver. Coats, a quadriplegic medicalmarijuana patient, was fired from his job in 2010 as a telephone operator at Dish Network after testing positive for marijuana.