Remember when your mother or father used to tell you, in response to one of your acts of teenage rebellion, that it was “his house, his rules”? Well, marijuana legalization in certain states is conjuring up similar reactions from employers, aimed at employees who are bucking company policy to partake of the devil’s lettuce — even if it has been given the legal green light in their state.
This was recently on full display in Eugene, Ore., when a member of the media was actually cut loose from her job as a television news anchor for testing positive for cannabis use. Cyd Maurer, according to a report from the Associated Press, was involved in an accident in one of her station’s vehicles, while on the job. As per the station’s policies, she was required to take a drug test, which she failed. The thing is, Maurer wasn’t under the influence of cannabis at the time of the accident. She even claims that management wanted to keep her on, but were handcuffed by company policy.