Spokane's Pot-Smoking Hero Gets His Job Back

Mike Boyer, the national treasure and inspiration to us all who lost his job after becoming Spokane, Wa.'s first legal weed buyer, is going back to work.

Newsweek reports that TrueBlue, a staffing agency that employs Boyer, changed its mind about firing him:

"TrueBlue got ahold of me and offered me my job back," Mike told Newsweek. "I'll accept it and we'll see where it goes from there," he said. "The reason they said they gave me my job back was because their policy says you cannot be under the influence at work, which I was not, and since I officially had the day off, what I did on my time was my time. And they gave me my job back, and even gave me a day's worth of pay that I missed."

We also learned more about the circumstances surrounding his firing. The personification of all that is good and chill in this world actually lost two of three part-time jobs after turning up on the news, both after employers asked him to take a drug test (it appears he's only been reinstated to one). Boyer hopes he can parlay the publicity into a weed gig. He told KXLY:

Now, I'm thinking maybe I can even spin this and get a job in the marijuana industry. It's a new industry. They need qualified people.

[Image via KXLY]