California Governor Passes Two Medical Cannabis Patient Protection Bills

California Governor Passes Two Medical Cannabis Patient Protection Bills

September 2nd, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed Congress Bill 1954 When Senate Bill 988.

Congress Bill 1954Introduced by Congressman Bill Kwark, it prevents medical cannabis patients from being discriminated against by doctors and surgeons because they test positive for THC.

According to Cal NORML Director Dale Gieringer, AB-1954 will clarify the rules for physicians’ use of cannabis by their patients. “Many doctors have the mistaken impression that they cannot prescribe medication to cannabis-positive patients.” Gillinger saidThe NORML article states that many California health care plans require patients to sign a consent form stating that they will not use illegal drugs during treatment and that they must consent to drug testing. I’m here. Prior to this bill, NORML found that: 18.5% of patients She was denied prescription medication because her doctor noticed her using cannabis.

“Because there is conclusive scientific evidence that cannabis is a safe and effective treatment for chronic pain, it would be irresponsible for pain management programs to exclude patients using medical cannabis for chronic pain. It’s unethical,” said Dr. Larry A. Bedard. told NORMLWith the passage of AB-1954, physicians will no longer be penalized if their patients consume cannabis.

second invoice, Senate Bill 988, was introduced by Senator Ben Hueso as an amendment to an existing bill known as the Access to Compassionate Medical Cannabis Act or the Ryan Act. “This bill would require medical facilities to hold patients or primary caregivers responsible for the acquisition, collection, administration, and removal of medical cannabis, as defined, and keep medical cannabis safe at all times. I demand that you do.” summary state“The bill would require the patient or the patient’s primary caregiver to clear all remaining medical cannabis at discharge, and if the patient is unable to clear medical cannabis and the primary caregiver is not available, the product may be dispensed.” Requiring storage in a locked area.Keep container as specified until discarded.”

Newsom has a number of other cannabis-related bills to consider signing, which must be signed by September 30. This includes bills that allow. medical cannabis delivery In local jurisdictions, automatic seal statue,requirement Department of Social Welfare To treat medical marijuana use like alcohol and prescription drugs, veterinarian recommends cannabis allow pets cannabis event license What happens where alcohol is sold and offers to allow Interstate Cannabis Commerce From California to other legal states.

Most recently, lawmakers gave final approval to Congress Bill 2188. If Newsom signed her AB-2188, it would be illegal for employers to discriminate against people who use cannabis after hours. This applies to “hiring, dismissal, or conditions of employment, or otherwise punishing a person.”

If passed, California will become the seventh state to implement protections for employees who use cannabis. According to his Quirk, the creator of his AB-2188 in addition to his aforementioned AB-1954, the bill only protects off-duty employees. “There is nothing in this bill to allow anyone to come [to work] It’s expensive,” Quark explained to ABC News in an interview.

A few weeks ago, Newsom vetoed a bill that would allow safe injection sites to prevent drug overdoses. Senator Scott Wiener, the author of Senate Bill 57, emphasized the importance of prevention in bills like his. “All overdose deaths are preventable,” Wiener said. “We have the tools to end these deaths, make people healthier, and reduce harm to drug users. We are letting people die in the streets for no reason.SB-57 has been postponed for a long time and will have a huge impact on the most vulnerable people in our community.”

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