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Puerto Rico Signs a Law Protecting Employees who use Medical Cannabis
On July 29th, Puerto Rican Gov. Pedro Pierluisi signed the Medical Cannabis Act into law, reports NORML. This prevents employers from discriminating against employees for the doctor-prescribed medicinal use of cannabis. However, there are exceptions for employers. For example, as JD Spura explains, “the Act’s protection vanishes if the employer can establish […]: a real threat of harm or danger to others or property.” They can also argue that it “interferes with the employee’s performance and functions, permitting the use of medical cannabis would expose the employer to the risk of losing any license, permit.”
Seth Rogen Urges Officials to Take Cannabis Legalization Seriously
Seth Rogen, comedian, actor, and co-owner of the cannabis brand Houseplant can now add activist to his resume. In a Forbes aticle, Rogen again spoke on his cannabis usage and the hesitancy from lawmakers to pass legislation. For instance, he stated: “it’s something I’ve always championed and something that I’m very happy to be associated with—it’s something that is an intrinsic part of my life, my day-to-day functionality.” Furthermore, he explained, he believes prohibition is rooted in racism.
Wyoming Puts pot on Ballot
This week, officials cleared initiatives to legalize medical cannabis in Wyoming for the state’s 2022 ballot, according to Marijuana Moment. More specifically, the initiatives would allow patients with certain conditions, including neurodegenerative disorders like dementia, to possess up to 4 ounce of weed. The push to legalize comes after a University of Wyoming poll, added Marijuana Moment. The poll found that over half of the state’s citizens (54%) support legal adult-use cannabis.