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THE AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION SUED WAL-MART




DrugSense FOCUS Alert #440 - Friday, 2 July 2010

The Michigan Medical Marihuana Act protects employees from being disciplined for their use of medical marihuana in accordance with the law.

The Act states (see http://drugsense.org/url/8mvr7sW8):

(c) If a patient or a patient's primary caregiver demonstrates the patient's medical purpose for using marihuana pursuant to this section, the patient and the patient's primary caregiver shall not be subject to the following for the patient's medical use of marihuana:

(1) disciplinary action by a business or occupational or professional licensing board or bureau; or

(2) forfeiture of any interest in or right to property.

Wal-Mart's Statement of Ethics http://ethics.walmartstores.com/Pdf/U.S_SOE.pdf states "If any part of this Statement of Ethics goes against local policies or laws, then the local policy or law must always be followed."

But what Wal-Mart states conflicts with what it did in the case of a Michigan medicinal marijuana user, Joseph Casias. Please read the newspaper clippings about the case at http://www.mapinc.org/people/Joseph+Casias

Please also read the lawsuit Casias v. Wal-Mart http://www.aclu.org/files/assets/casias_complaint_6_24_10.pdf

Letters to the Editor about this case may help. You may also consider calling Wal-Mart at 1-800-WM-ETHIC [1-800-963-8442] or sending an email to or by completing their on line form at https://www.walmartethics.com/gcs/ethicsconcern

An anonymous donor has challenged DrugSense and MAP to raise $25,000 in new donations and/or increases in current periodic donations. Once the goal is achieved the donor will provide us with $25,000. Today we are about four fifths of the way to this very important goal. Please help us meet the challenge! http://www.drugsense.org/donate.htm




Suggestions for writing letters are at our Media Activism Center http://www.mapinc.org/resource/#guides

For facts please see Medical Marijuana: http://www.drugwarfacts.org/cms/node/54




Prepared by: Richard Lake www.mapinc.org

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