FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2012 file photo, Brandon Coats' mother Donna brushes Brandon's hair at his home in Denver. Coats, a quadriplegic medicalmarijuana patient, was fired from his job

 

              FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2012 file photo, Brandon Coats
FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2012 file photo, Brandon Coats' mother Donna brushes Brandon's hair at his home in Denver. Coats, a quadriplegic medicalmarijuana patient, was fired from his job in 2010 as a telephone operator at Dish Network after testing positive for marijuana. The Colorado Court of Appeals on Thursday, April 25, 2013, upheld the firing of Coats, saying that there is no employment protection for people who use marijuana. In a split decision issued on Thursday, the court said marijuana use is still barred by the federal government, even though state-licensed marijuana use has been approved by voters and is considered lawful. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski, File)