#440 The American Civil Liberties Union Sued Wal-Mart

Date: Fri, 2 Jul 2010
Subject: #440 The American Civil Liberties Union Sued Wal-Mart

THE AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION SUED WAL-MART

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DrugSense FOCUS Alert #440 – Friday, 2 July 2010

The Michigan Medical Marihuana Act protects employees from being
disciplined for their use of medical marihuana in accordance with the
law.

The Act states (see http://drugsense.org/url/8mvr7sW8
):

(c) If a patient or a patient’s primary caregiver demonstrates the
patient’s medical purpose for using marihuana pursuant to this
section, the patient and the patient’s primary caregiver shall not be
subject to the following for the patient’s medical use of marihuana:

(1) disciplinary action by a business or occupational or professional
licensing board or bureau; or

(2) forfeiture of any interest in or right to property.

Wal-Mart’s Statement of Ethics http://ethics.walmartstores.com/Pdf/U.S_SOE.pdf
states “If any part of this Statement of Ethics goes against local
policies or laws, then the local policy or law must always be followed.”

But what Wal-Mart states conflicts with what it did in the case of a
Michigan medicinal marijuana user, Joseph Casias. Please read the
newspaper clippings about the case at http://www.mapinc.org/people/Joseph+Casias

Please also read the lawsuit Casias v. Wal-Mart http://www.aclu.org/files/assets/casias_complaint_6_24_10.pdf

Letters to the Editor about this case may help. You may also consider
calling Wal-Mart at 1-800-WM-ETHIC [1-800-963-8442] or sending an
email to ethics@wal-mart.com or by completing their on line form at
https://www.walmartethics.com/gcs/ethicsconcern

An anonymous donor has challenged DrugSense and MAP to raise $25,000
in new donations and/or increases in current periodic donations. Once
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are about four fifths of the way to this very important goal. Please
help us meet the challenge! http://www.drugsense.org/donate.htm

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Suggestions for writing letters are at our Media Activism Center
http://www.mapinc.org/resource/#guides

For facts please see Medical Marijuana: http://www.drugwarfacts.org/cms/node/54

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Prepared by: Richard Lake http://www.mapinc.org

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