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End job discrimination against medical cannabis patients

HB 1094 Revises the medical use of cannabis act to prohibit an employer from refusing to hire a qualifying patient, discharging or barring a qualifying patient from employment, or discriminating  against a qualifying patient in compensation or other terms and conditions of employment because of the qualifying patient’s: (1) Status as a qualifying patient; or (2) Positive drug test for marijuana components or metabolites.

You can read the full text of the bill HERE

Break throughs in medical cannabis are happening continually.  Nationally 42 states have lifted cannabis prohibition at some level.  8 have legalized, 3 have decriminalized, 10 have medical with CBD only, & 21 have full medical with THC & CBD.  The public, especially mothers, are becoming more aware of the medical benefits of cannabis.

A pretty middle aged woman looking upwards.

Take the medicine type away for a moment.  Should anyone face job discrimination due to their medical needs?  We have laws to protect the privacy of our health needs.  Why would we allow this to happen to medical cannabis patients?  Why would we treat them differently than everyone else?

Washington needs to continue to be a thought leader in how we treat health care & the well fare of our citizens.  Please support this bill as it is a step towards assuring we have fair & balanced practices for our the sick in our state and helps end discrimination against medical cannabis patients

This bill has its first hearing on Thursday January 26 at 8:00 AM in the O’Brien Building.  It’s important that people show up ready to be respectful and thoughtful.   

Remember to show up early!  Parking is a pain.  You also need to sign up at the kiosk at the west entrance so that they know you came to hear this bill and that you support it!  This step is important!  It shows them how many people showed up in support of the bill.

While you’re there, why not set an appointment with your representatives to let them know you support HB 1094  You can find your legislator’s info HERE  Just click on their name & it will bring up their contact information.

Can’t come to Olympia?  That’s ok you can read & comment on the bill HEREolympia january

The comment button is on the right side of the page, in the dark green bar, “Comment on this bill”. 

Be sure and send your comments to both of your House Representatives & your Senator.  Ask for a reply back.  This is a great way to start dialogue with your Legislators and forces them to acknowledge receipt of favorable comments on the bill.

Thank you!!!

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