December 7, 2012
Brandon Coats works on his computer at his home in Denver on Thursday. Coats' Colorado case is giving employers pause. Coats, 33, was a telephone operator for Dish Network. Paralyzed as a teenager in a car crash, he's also been a medical marijuana patient in Colorado since 2009. He was fired in 2010 for failing a company drug test, though the employer didn't claim he was ever impaired on the job.