Published: May 25, 2022
By: Piper Hutchinson, LSU Manship School News Service
BATON ROUGE – The House passed a bill Tuesday that would protect state employees who are being legally treated for medical marijuana.
House Bill 988, sponsored by Rep. Mandie Landry, D-New Orleans, protects state employees from negative consequences if they are diagnosed with a condition for which their doctor recommends medical marijuana used in accordance with state law.
The bill, which passed 60-32, would protect employees from being fired and would protect prospective employees from being discriminated against for their use of medical marijuana. It now moves to the Senate for further consideration.
The bill would not apply to law enforcement, firefighters or other public safety officials.
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