PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon television anchor has turned into a marijuana activist after being fired for testing positive for the drug.

Cyd Maurer, a morning weekend anchor at Eugene’s ABC affiliate KEZI-TV, said she was fired in May after getting into a minor accident while on assignment. In a video posted online, Maurer said she was forced to take a drug test and failed it.

The 25-year-old Maurer said she was sober at work and had used the marijuana a few days before. Studies show marijuana can be detected in some people for days after they use it — or even weeks, in case of chronic users.

KEZI general manager Mike Boring declined comment, saying it’s a personnel matter.

Recreational marijuana became legal in Oregon in July.

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