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.
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