WA Bill Would Prohibit Employers from Discriminating Against Medical Marijuana Patients

A bill to prevent medical marijuana patients from being discriminated against in the work place has been filed in Washington.

House Bill 1094 was filed by State Representative David Sawyer. It has the bipartisan support of eight cosponsors; Representatives Kirby, Stonier, Condotta, Appleton, Farrell, Frame, Macri and Klob.

According to its legislative digest, House Bill 1094:

“Revises the medical use of cannabis act to prohibit an employer from refusing to hire a qualifying patient, discharging or barring a qualifying patient from employment, or discriminating against a qualifying patient in compensation or other terms and conditions of employment because of the qualifying patient’s: (1) Status as a qualifying patient; or (2) Positive drug test for marijuana components or metabolites.”

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