Colorado Employers Handed Medical Marijuana Victory

On June 15, 2015, the Colorado Supreme Court held in a unanimous decision that employers are still
free to prohibit employee marijuana use in their workforces, and can still discipline and terminate
employees who test positive for the drug, despite state law permitting its recreational and
medicinal use. In so doing, the Court issued an employer-friendly opinion that will have
wide-ranging implications for all Colorado employers. Coats v. Dish Network.

2015 Medical Marijuana Decision