“Members of the DC City government continue to prioritize policies that both advance and protect the freedoms of responsible cannabis consumers. These policies include providing patients with convenient access to regulated medical cannabis products, prohibiting certain employers from discriminating against those who use cannabis while off the job, and providing legal relief to those with past, low-level marijuana convictions.”
Highlights in: AZ, DE, IL, KS, KY, MA, MD, NH, NY, TX, VT, WA, and WV.
Pennsylvania: Appellate Court Rules That Medical Cannabis Costs Should Be Reimbursed by Workers’ Compensation Insurance Plans
“For millions of patients, cannabis is a legitimate therapeutic option. More and more, lawmakers, regulators, and the courts are recognizing this fact and evolving their opinions and policies accordingly.”
Since 2020, more than 100,000 truck drivers have tested positive for past cannabis exposure. Of this total, only about 25 percent sought to return to work — resulting in mass driver shortages.
The measure awaits approval by the House
The Act provides for the automatic review and expungement of any convictions or citations specific to marijuana-related offenses that have subsequently been decriminalized or legalized in the District of Columbia. It requires all cannabis-specific expungements to be processed by the courts by January 1, 2025.
Highlights in: AL, DE, FL, IL, KS, KY, ME, MD, MO, NH, NV, NM, ND & TX.
“An increasing number of Americans are choosing cannabis as a therapeutic option, and in many cases, they are substituting it in lieu of other potentially less effective and more harmful substances.”