Bipartisan Victory: Virginia Advances Bills Protecting Firefighters, Teachers Who Use Medical Cannabis



As the push to legalize recreational cannabis sales in Virginia advances through the state legislature, bills that would make it legal for public-sector employees to use medical marijuana without fear of losing their jobs are garnering support among state legislators as well, reported Daily Press citing Capital News Service.

HB 149, introduced by Del. Dan Helmer (D) and approved in January by House members in a 78–20 vote, builds on a separate measure that Helmer also sponsored several years ago. That measure protected medical cannabis patients, but it failed to grant the same …

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