The right to smoke pot for health reasons while not on the job has triggered a lawsuit against Wal-Mart Stores Inc. A Michigan man on Tuesday sued the retail giant in state court, alleging he was wrongfully fired for using medical marijuana to treat the pain of an inoperable brain tumor and cancer. Medical marijuana is legal in Michigan.

Joseph Casias, a 30-year-old Wal-Mart store manager and the 2008 Associate of the Year at the Battle Creek, Mich., store, alleges he was fired after testing positive for marijuana even though he was legally registered to use the drug under Michigan’s medical marijuana law.

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