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Oregon TV anchor says she was fired for marijuana

News Posted Jul 25 2015

The state of Oregon officially legalized recreational marijuana use on July 1st of this year, but similar to Colorado and other states, there have been no changes in laws for the workplaces ability to fire employees for marijuana use. One TV anchor in Oregon was recently fired after testing positive for marijuana following a fender bender on the way to a live shot. She says she used marijuana several days before and never uses the drug at work, but marijuana can stay in someones system for almost a month, making an unexpected drug test a nightmare.

"I wasn't fired because I couldn't do my job. I wasn't fired because of my work ethic, my attitude, or my abilities," Maurer said. "I was fired for enjoying a plant, on my own time, in the privacy of my own home. A plant that the majority of voters in Oregon believe should be legal."

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