Walmart fires medical marijuana patient for taking his legally prescribed medicine, boycott being organized.

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From the MPP announcement:
Joseph Casias, a medical marijuana patient and cancer survivor in Michigan, has been fired by Wal-Mart simply for following his doctor's recommendation and trying to ease his pain. Just 29 years old, Joe has already survived sinus cancer and now suffers from an inoperable brain tumor. He's spent the last five years working at a Wal-Mart in Battle Creek, Michigan and was honored as the store's Associate of the Year in 2008. Joe also happens to be a legal medical marijuana patient, registered with the state of Michigan. After a recent workplace injury, Joe was given a drug screen — which he failed because of his medical marijuana use. Rather than having compassion and understanding for a model employee who was following the law, Wal-Mart fired Joe and has recently contested his unemployment benefits.
MPP is organizing a boycott, and has organized an action alert. This is a good example of a well directed boycott with a reasonable probability of success. Please join in both the boycott, and in sending a message to CEO Micheal Duke.
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