Two Tacoma, Washington, employees were fired after reportedly smoking hash oil at the drive-thru and trading it for burgers and fries.
Jonah Tacoma, a known marijuana advocate, had a friend film an encounter with the two employees at the Frugals drive-thru on Pacific Avenue in April, KATU News reports. In the video, shown below, Tacoma offers his pipe to the two employees, who both take hits from it.
“We were going through the drive-thru and when we were done ordering, I offered to pay with a dab instead of cash,” Tacoma told Komo News. “She said, ‘Yeah, sure.’ We started filming when we pulled up.”
When Tacoma noted that he was going to post the video online, the employees asked him to hold it for one week. Instead, he waited one month to upload the video to YouTube.
According to a spokesperson for the Port Angeles-based restaurant, a customer reported the video once it was online and, after a manager watched the video, both employees were fired.
“Frugals has a zero tolerance drug policy in the workplace, and we in no way condone the type of conduct captured,” Laurie Macarty, Financial Manager for the restaurant, wrote in a statement.
Macarty added that the media’s decision to sensationalize the story will encourage similar behavior across the country.
Tacoma argued that the video has made a statement about the legal use of marijuana in the state of Washington.
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