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New Cannabis Law Requires Protections for Medical Use by Injured Workers

Thursday, April 1, 2021 | 0

A new law allowing New Yorkers over 21 to smoke pot in public also includes language requiring that injured workers using medical cannabis receive the same protections afforded other workers using prescription drugs. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday signed S. 854, by Sen. Liz Krueger, D-Manhattan. The bill removes cannabis from the list of controlled substances, allows it to be used in public in any place where tobacco use is also allowed and expunges prior cannabis-related convictions. The Senate voted 40-23 to pass the bill Tuesday, and the Assembly voted 100-49 to pass it the ...

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