Employer offers first Spokane marijuana customer his job back


by KREM.com


Posted on July 11, 2014 at 11:39 AM

Updated Friday, Jul 11 at 6:19 PM

SPOKANE, Wash.— The first man to buy legal, recreational marijuana in Spokane might be going back to work.

Mike Boyer made history on Tuesday for buying marijuana. He then made international headlines 24-hours later when he said the coverage of his legal marijuana purchase cost him his job.

However, the situation changed again on Friday when Boyer said he met with his managers at Labor Ready.

Boyer said Labor Ready supervisors reviewed the situation and offered him his job back. He told KREM 2 News that he would decide by Monday whether to return to work. Labor Ready’s change of heart was because he was not working when he bought the marijuana and smoked it during a TV interview according to Boyer.

Boyer said he would continue to buy marijuna.
“I'm going to keep living my life the way I do and I'm just going to go with it,” said Boyer.

WATCH: First Spokane marijuana customer claims coverage cost him his job

He claimed that Labor Ready leaders wanted him to take a drug test following the TV interview. He took the drug test on Wednesday, failed it, and posted his plight on Craigslist.

Boyer posted his claim and resume on Craigslist in a post titled “LOST MY JOB! still #1 tho!!”

“I lost my job due to the news coverage of me being the FIRST PERSON TO BUY MARIJUANA LEGALLY IN SPOKANE! I regret nothing. But now im jobless and have decided to post my resume here. Thanks for reviewing it,” Boyer wrote.

CONNECT: Mike Boyer's Craigslist post

The post made headlines all over the world.   

Boyer also said he lost his job with Kodiak Security because of his marijuana purchase. The company told KREM 2 News that he was still an employee as of Friday.

KREM 2 News originally introduced viewers to Boyer on Tuesday when he waited in line for the first recreational marijuana shop to open in Spokane.

WATCH: Spokane’s first legal marijuana buyers line up

Boyer brought a sleeping bag and food to keep him going throughout the night. Boyer told KREM 2 News that he planned to make history by being the first customer.