Senate Labor Committee Holds Hearing on Balancing Concerns for Workplace Safety and Equity in the Advent of Legalized Marijuana

November 07, 2019

Media Advisory from the Office of State Senator Jerry Hill
Hearing 1 PM Friday, November 8, in the State Capitol
Re: Legalized Marijuana and Employment
Issues

Senate Labor Committee Holds Hearing on Balancing Concerns for Workplace Safety and Equity in the Advent of Legalized Marijuana

SACRAMENTO – State Senator Jerry Hill, as chair of the Labor, Public Employment and Retirement Committee, will hold an informational hearing on the impacts of legalized cannabis for adults on employment and the workplace. Stakeholders from the cannabis industry, labor and the employer community have been invited to participate. Issues to be explored include whether passage of Proposition 64 on 2016 has affected worker drug testing practices and requirements; the consideration of medicinal cannabis, which California legalized in 1996, as a means of treating injured workers; and possible stakeholder partnerships that could advance creation of high-wage jobs in worker-friendly environments as well as regulatory compliance in the nascent industry.

WHAT: Hearing: “Cannabis and Employment: Balancing Safety and Equity in a Post Proposition 64 Workplace”

WHEN: 1 PM, Friday, November 8, 2019

WHERE: State Capitol, Room 2040, Second Floor

HOW to WATCH: The hearing is open to the public. Also, a live stream will be available at https://senate.ca.gov/. From the landing page, go to the calendar, click on November 8, scroll to the listing for the hearing, and click on the “Watch” button. The button will appear a few minutes before the hearing.

The hearing agenda, background paper and other material will be available here Friday:
https://slper.senate.ca.gov/agenda

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Media contact: Leslie Guevarra, 415-298-3404, leslie.guevarra@sen.ca.gov