House Bill 4295 removes the ban on those with previous felony and misdemeanor marijuana convictions from participating in the legal medical marijuana industry.
Employers will still be allowed to take action against an employee who is impaired on-the-job, but only if an employee “manifests specific articulable symptoms of impairment.”
It’s been weeks since the initial request, and the governor continues to stall.
333,886 simple marijuana possession conviction records were previously sealed after the state enacted a measure in 2020 to decriminalize low-level marijuana possession offenses.
Regulations for home cultivation by registered medical cannabis patients still have not been established.
Brookside, Dillonvale, Laurelville, Martins Ferry, McArthur, Morristown, Mount Pleasant, Murray City, New Lexington, New Straitsville, Powhatan Point, Rayland, Tiltonsville and Yorkville.
These laws include revising possession penalties for minors and regulating social consumption sites.
“This is a simple, yet critical, move that will provide relief, compassion and dignity to terminally-ill Californians.”
If the Governor agrees to convene a special session, it would likely begin on Friday October 1.