Session: 2021-2022

ACLU-PA Position: Opposes

SB 749 would weaken—and potentially even eviscerate—the protections provided by the Medical Marijuana Act to workers. The two most problematic provisions would:

  1. Allow employers to discriminate against people with medical marijuana cards who work in “safety-sensitive” positions (including child care and mining) even if there is no evidence that they are under the influence at work; and
  2. Allow employers to fire medical marijuana patients based solely on the employer’s perception that their use of medical marijuana adversely affects their job performance.

Sponsors

Senator Bob Mensch

Status

Passed committee

Session

2021 - 2022

Bill number

Position

Oppose