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December 8, 2012 in Business
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Brandon Coats’ mother, Donna, brushes his hair at his home in Denver. Coats, 33, was a telephone operator for Dish Network. Paralyzed as a teenager in a car crash, he’s also been a medical marijuana patient in Colorado since 2009. He was fired in 2010 for failing a company drug test, though the employer didn’t claim he was ever impaired on the job.