Posted by on September 22, 2022 11:41 pm
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Newsom Signs Legislation to Protect Workers Who Use Cannabis Outside Work

California employers will soon be prohibited from firing—or not hiring—workers over their use of cannabis outside of their workplace and work hours.
Gov. Gavin Newsom put his signature on Assembly Bill 2188 Sept. 18 to prevent employers from discriminating against a person in hiring, termination, or terms and conditions of employment based on a drug screening test finding the presence of non-psychoactive cannabis metabolites in their system or for the person’s off-duty use.
Recreational use of cannabis is legal in the state.
AB 2188 was part of a series of legislation signed by the governor to “strengthen California’s cannabis laws, expand the legal cannabis market and redress the harms of cannabis prohibition,” according to a Sept. 18 statement by Newsom’s office….

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