Cannabis Watch: Carol Whitmire worked at Walmart for 8 years, then her employer discovered she used medical marijuana

Carol Whitmire liked her job as a customer service supervisor in a Walmart store in Taylor, Arizona, but it all starting falling apart the day a bag of ice fell on her wrist. That seemingly random accident unleashed a series of events that ended up in her firing and filing a wrongful termination lawsuit.

Around six years after starting work at Walmart WMT, +0.92% first as a cashier at another store, Whitmire, 61, obtained a state-issued medical marijuana card to treat lasting pain from arthritis and an old shoulder surgery.

In May 2016, that bag of ice fell on Whitmire’s right wrist as she leveled bags in the ice machine.

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