A new Huffington Post/YouGov poll finds sixty-four percent of Americans find it unacceptable to fire someone for off-the-job marijuana use in a legal state like Colorado and Washington. The numbers are comparable to alcohol: with 64 percent saying it would be unacceptable to fire someone for drinking a brew after work. Employers have the legal right to fire employees for off-the-job medical marijuana use - let alone recreational use - in California and most other states.
The HuffPost/YouGov poll was conducted Oct. 31-Nov. 1 among 1,000 U.S. adults using a sample selected from YouGov's opt-in online panel to match the demographics and other characteristics of the adult U.S. population. Factors considered include age, race, gender, education, employment, income, marital status, number of children, voter registration, time and location of Internet access, interest in politics, religion and church attendance.