The man who bought Spokane’s first recreational pot expects a company he works for to fire him, according to a story in the Spokesman-Review.
Mike Boyer, who was featured prominently in newspaper and TV reports, said he was told to take a drug test Wednesday, according to the Spokesman-Review.
Boyer was featured on the cover of Wednesday morning’s edition of the Spokesman-Review. Boyer told the paper he believes he’ll fail his drug test because he smoked the pot Tuesday afternoon.
Boyer later told the paper that “two of his three part-time employers have since ordered him to report for drug tests that he’s certain he’ll fail.”
But the Associated Press reported that one company said his story didn’t make sense.
Stacey Burke, a spokeswoman Tacoma-based TrueBlue, told the AP that company policy prohibits being under the influence on the job, but he would not have been fired for having bought the pot, nor would the purchase have given the company reason to order him to take a drug test.
She told the AP the company is looking into Boyer’s claims, and that if he was fired outside of protocol, he would be reinstated.
Newsweek later reported Boyer said TrueBlue gave him his job back.