FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2012 file photo Brandon Coats poses for a photo at his home in Denver. Coats, a quadriplegic medical marijuana patient, was fired from his job in 2010 as a telephone operator at... more 
FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2012 file photo Brandon Coats poses for a photo at his home in Denver. Coats, a quadriplegic medical marijuana patient, was fired from his job in 2010 as a telephone operator at Dish Network after testing positive for marijuana. The Colorado Court of Appeals ruled on Thursday, April 25, 2013, upholding the firing of Coats, saying that there is no employment protection for people who use marijuana. In a split decision issued on Thursday, the court said marijuana use is still barred by the federal government, even though state-licensed marijuana use has been approved by voters and is considered lawful. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski, File) less 
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