HMJ readers might remember my halfhearted attempt to boycott Wal-Mart. Well the HMJ crew has spoken–even though I spelled Wal(-) Mart without the hyphen (glad the readers aren’t sticklers for grammar). I’m gonna sip from a cup of humility and say it probably wasn’t the few keyboard strokes of this writer that drove any change. The Marijuana Policy Project (MPP) called for their own boycott. With a substantially larger readership then the HMJ army, they seem to wield a bit more power than myself. Find out what changed after the jump.
“A Wal-Mart spokesperson has told Fox News that the company is no longer challenging Casias’s eligibility for unemployment, reversing the despicable stance it took before news of the firing made national headlines.” So, they didn’t give Joe Casias his job back, but at least they’re not challenging his right to receive unemployment. As a blogger who makes very little money, I stand by an individuals right to receive unemployment…and get high. So Kudos Joe.
We agree with the WPP that “…this change falls far short of the treatment Joe deserves after dedicating the last five years of his life to being a model employee for Wal-Mart, it’s at least a sign that Wal-Mart is feeling the heat from mounting criticism…” and we were a part that criticism, so we’ll go ahead and pat ourselves on the back.
Since we’ve played such an active role in getting this story out to our own readers, follow THIS LINK to write the CEO of Wal-Mart and let him know how foolish his policy is, or to make Evil Empire jokes, like I did. Considering all the changes that are happening regarding marijuana in this country, and that 80% of our country agrees with these recent developments, Wal-Mart would be stupid to ignore what’s happening.
Check out this little video tribute on how much Wal-Mart sucks, and make sure to write the CEO.
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