WASHINGTON: This pot controversy went up in smoke.
A Washington state man who was the first person in Spokane to buy legal recreational marijuana this week, and then said he was fired over the resulting media coverage, got his job back Thursday and the company in question called the whole affair a misunderstanding.
Michael Boyer, 30, said he was ordered to take a drug test Tuesday by his part-time employer, temp agency TrueBlue Labor Ready, after he was seen on news reports being the first customer in the city to buy legal weed under the new law.
“We were not aware that he had taken the day off. He was scheduled to work, we saw him on TV that he was under the influence, and that caused us to start a process of screening,” TrueBlue Vice President of Communications Stacey Burke told NBC News. “When we realized that he was not on assignment, we reinstated him. … Pot is legal, and we know that.”