Court ruling favors company in medical marijuana case

Michigan’s Court of Appeals has ruled against a woman whose offer of conditional employment by a public entity was rescinded after she tested positive for marijuana even though she had a state-issued card allowing her to use the drug. An Associated Press report suggested the ruling could reinforce zero-tolerance workplace rules for marijuana even in cases in which a person has a medical marijuana card.

The Feb. 19 court decision came in a lawsuit brought by Angela Eplee of Dimondale, who said the Lansing Board of Water and Light rescinded a 2017 job offer after she tested positive for marijuana. The board denied the test result was the reason for withdrawing the offer.

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