Support Medical Marijuana Patients' Right to Work
  • Petitioned California State Senate

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Support Medical Marijuana Patients' Right to Work

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On Tuesday, April 6, the California Senate Judiciary Committee approved Senate Bill 129 (SB 129), which would protect medical marijuana patients from being fired by their employers for consuming their medicine during off hours. 

As State Senator Mark Leno, who introduced the bill, put it: "When Californians approved the compassionate use of cannabis, they never intended for it to apply only to unemployed people." Indeed, SB 129 will ensure responsible medical cannabis users keep their jobs, while also containing specific language against on the job impairment and exempting from the law safety-sensitive positions such as health care providers, school bus drivers, and operators of heavy equipment. 

Now, SB 129 moves to a vote in front of the full Senate. We've got to ensure our senators understand the broad support for this common sense legislation. 

Fill out the information below to email your senator -- tell them to support this crucial legislation!

 

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    • Nicole Wojcik CONCORD, CA
      • over 3 years ago

      The use of medical marijuana is far less destructive than the myriad of harmful prescription drugs given out like candy by doctors whom receive incentives from pharmaceutical companies. Our policies wreak of hypocrisy, and once again prove that corporate interest is granted priority over the health and well being of our citizens.

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    • tammera fortner CHAMPAIGN, IL
      • over 3 years ago

      Be reasonable, legalizing marijuana will save billions of dollars. Marijuana is safer than alcohol, be reasonable.

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    • ron mayberry FLORENCE, AZ
      • over 3 years ago

      say yes for cannabis patients: Compasionate Use Act.2009

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    • Victoria Molinari POULSBO, WA
      • over 3 years ago

      prohibition didnt work for booze and it certainly isnt working for weed.

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    • Dallas Winfrey BOISE, ID
      • over 3 years ago

      Americans need to preserve their constitutional rights when away from their employment. Employers DO NOT own their employees! Thank you very much for your time.

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