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Medical cannabis protection for Virginia’s public sector workers

Virginia lawmakers pass bills to protect public sector employees who use medical cannabis from losing their jobs. House Bill 149 and Senate Bill 391 provide much-needed protections for firefighters, police officers, teachers, and others who use cannabis products for their conditions. Employers can still prohibit on-the-job use and take action if work is impaired. These bills do not affect federal workers. Ongoing research at Virginia Commonwealth University aims to develop a THC breathalyzer to detect cannabis impairment. Marijuana Justice supports these bills, advocating for state employees to access cannabis in their off-work time.

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California’s Attempt to Allow Interstate Sales of Cannabis Falls Short

California’s attempt to allow interstate sales of cannabis has fallen short, dealing a blow to the struggling legal cannabis market in the state. Despite strong arguments in favor, the state’s Attorney General has declared the legal risks involved are too significant. However, the California Department of Cannabis Control is determined to continue its fight for interstate sales. Read more here.

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