Oregon Man Fired From IT Job For Marijuana Despite Prescription To Alleviate Cancer Side Effects

An Oregon man recovering from advanced prostate cancer was allegedly fired from his government job for using marijuana in his off-hours.

Michael Hirsch of Eugene, Oregon, has a prescription for medical marijuana, and told Oregon’s Register-Guard that he uses the drug to ease headaches and abdominal cramping from the cancer and treatment. Hirsch was fired on Dec. 23 after a co-worker smelled marijuana on his jacket during a training session in November and reported him. He was required to take a drug test and failed.

Hirsch, 60, said he’s…

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