SACRAMENTO (AP) — A California lawmaker wants to prohibit employers from firing qualified medical marijuana users who consume pot when they’re not on the job.
The bill proposed by Democratic state Sen. Mark Leno would also make it illegal for employers not to hire someone solely because they use marijuana for medical reasons.READ MORE: Irate Steph Curry Torches Clippers In Warriors 8th Straight Win
Leno in 2007 proposed a similar bill that was passed by the legislature but vetoed by then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.READ MORE: California Health Officials 'Closely Monitoring' New COVID Omicron Variant
The California Supreme Court ruled in 2008 that nothing in the state’s current medical marijuana laws bars an employer from firing medical marijuana users who test postive for pot.
Leno’s bill would exempt from protection workers such as doctors, nurses, school bus drivers and heavy equipment operators who hold so-called safety sensitive jobs.MORE NEWS: One Dead, Two Wounded In Early Morning San Francisco Shootings
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