GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) - The Battle Creek Walmart worker fired for using medical marijuana is attempting to have his case heard, again.
Even though medical marijuana is legal in Michigan, Walmart said it follows federal law, which bans the drug. Joseph Casias and the American Civil Liberties Union took his case to federal court, but a judge dismissed it.
Now, the ACLU is asking for the court to send the case to a state court.
The union claims the case shouldn't ever have gone to federal court, because Casias and the employee who fired him are Michigan residents.
Casias uses marijuana for pain from an inoperable brain tumor and cancer. The appeal was filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in Cincinnati.
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