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July 10, 2014 at 5:37 PM

Was Mike Boyer really fired for buying weed in Spokane?

Mark Boyer becoming the first man in Spokane to purchase pot from a retail shop. (Photo by Dan Pelle, The Spokesman-Review / Associated Press)

Mike Boyer becoming the first man in Spokane to purchase pot from a retail shop. (Photo by Dan Pelle, The Spokesman-Review / Associated Press)

Michael Boyer earned marijuana martyr status this week after telling reporters that being the first person to buy weed from a retailer in Spokane cost him two part-time jobs. His story has since gone viral, with write-ups in USA Today, High Times, Gawker, Buzzfeed and many more.

But was he actually fired for buying grass on his day off?

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July 9, 2014 at 4:33 PM

The man who bought Spokane’s first recreational marijuana expects to be fired

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…

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