Brandon Coats


Medical Marijuana Patients Are Getting Fired — And There’s Not Much They Can Do About It

The case of Brandon Coats, a quadriplegic whose doctor prescribed pot to stop his muscle spasms, shows that medical marijuana patients are offered little protection from being fired under most state laws, even Colorado's.


Colorado Supreme Court Says You Can Be Fired For Smoking Medical Weed

The state court ruling determined that Dish Network acted within the law when it fired medical marijuana user Brandon Coats after he tested positive for marijuana in an impromptu drug test.


The Colorado Supreme Court Says Smoking Weed Can Still Get You Fired

Brandon Coats is a quadriplegic who failed a random drug test years ago while using medical pot to treat his muscle spasms. He lost his job, and Colorado's highest court says that's OK under the law.


Colorado Supreme Court to Decide Whether Companies Can Fire Employees for Smoking Pot

The ruling could set a precedent that influences how courts in other states handle cases where workers are fired for using marijuana.


The War on Drug Tests

Marijuana is now legal for recreational use in two states, and for medical use in 23. So why can employers still fire you if you test positive for weed on a drug test?