Bill Seeks To Ease Medical Cannabis Restrictions for New Mexico Firefighters

As the medical cannabis industry continues to expand in the United States, more states are beginning to recognize the potential benefits of allowing their citizens access to medical cannabis. New Mexico is no exception, and a new bill has been proposed that would make it easier for firefighters in the state to access medical cannabis.

The bill, SB-6, was introduced by Senator Jacob Candelaria and seeks to amend the state’s Medical Cannabis Program Act. It would allow firefighters who suffer from certain conditions to use medical marijuana as a form of treatment. Currently, the state’s medical cannabis program does not allow for the use of medical marijuana for any condition, so this bill would be a major step forward for those who suffer from chronic pain or other medical issues.

The bill would also provide protections for firefighters who choose to use medical cannabis. It would prohibit employers from discriminating against firefighters who use medical cannabis, as long as they are not impaired while on the job. Additionally, the bill would require employers to provide reasonable accommodations for firefighters who use medical cannabis, such as allowing them to take breaks to consume their medicine.

If passed, the bill would be a major victory for firefighters in New Mexico. Many of them suffer from serious medical conditions that can be treated with medical cannabis, and this bill would make it easier for them to access this potentially life-saving medicine. It would also provide important protections for these individuals, ensuring that they are not discriminated against for their choice to use medical cannabis.

Overall, SB-6 is a positive step forward for New Mexico’s firefighters and medical cannabis users. It would make it easier for these individuals to access the medicine they need, while also providing important protections for them. It remains to be seen if the bill will pass, but it is certainly a step in the right direction for those who need access to medical cannabis in New Mexico.