Court says pot smokers can be fired, even in Colo.

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Posted: Thursday, April 25, 2013 12:00 am

DENVER (AP) - Medical and recreational marijuana may be legal in Colorado, but employers in the state can lawfully fire workers who test positive for the drug, even if it was used off duty, according to a court ruling Thursday.

The Colorado Court of Appeals found there is no employment protection for medical marijuana users in the state since the drug remains barred by the federal government.

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