The first person to legally purchase marijuana in the state of Washington was fired from his job as a security worker after he was spotted on television making the purchase.
At 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Mike Boyer was the first person in the door of the Spokane Green Leaf marijuana dispensary. He was captured on video by KXLY yelling, “Go Washington!” as he legally purchased four grams of Sour Kush.
The network then followed him home and filmed him smoking his legally purchased marijuana.
Boyer toldThe New York Daily News that a client of the security firm he formerly worked for saw him on the KXLY report and contacted his employer, who then asked Boyer to submit to a urinalysis test within 24 hours.
The test came back positive for THC, the mind-altering ingredient in marijuana.
“I’ve worked for them on and off for 12 years and several years ago, I signed a document that said I wouldn’t have [THC] in my system,” he said.
“This is something we’re all going to have to figure out with all this legalization,” he added in an interview with KXLY. “Where is the grey line?”
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