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Northam Signs Bill Protecting Employees With a Virginia Marijuana Card

Starting July 1st, 2021, Employers Will Not Be Able to Discriminate Against Medical Marijuana Patients

Virginia medical marijuana patients suffering from a long list of conditions that qualify for treatment with cannabis can finally breathe a sigh of relief about their employment status. On March 29th, 2021, Governor Northam signed HB1862 into law, protecting employees in the state of Virginia who have a Virginia marijuana card from discrimination in the workplace.

Fear of losing a job has long been one of the biggest barriers to trying medical marijuana, regardless of a patient’s condition or how effectively and safely natural plant medicine could help.

Starting on July 1, 2021, employers will no longer be allowed to discriminate against employees who use medical marijuana when they are off the clock. This means that you can rest easy about getting the relief you deserve.

Your employer will not be able to impose sanctions, discharge, or otherwise discriminate, against you, as long as you have a state-approved marijuana card and use your cannabis products in accordance with state law.

The exception to this rule is for employers who operate within certain safety sectors, and those who may lose a Federal contract as a result of employee cannabis use.

Don’t Wait Another Minute for the Natural Relief You Deserve!

If your employment status has been holding you back from trying medical marijuana to relieve symptoms of a qualifying condition, now is the time to get a Virginia marijuana card and get the relief you deserve!

Give us a call at (888) 633-5808, and our staff can help you figure out the best path forward. Or, make an appointment for a medical marijuana evaluation appointment today!


Doctors Who Care. Relief You Can Trust.

At Virginia Marijuana Card, our mission is helping everyone achieve wellness safely and conveniently through increased access to MMJ. Our focus on education, inclusion, and acceptance will reduce stigma for our patients by providing equal access to timely information and compassionate care.

Call us at (888) 633-5808, or simply book a medical marijuana evaluation to start getting relief you can trust today!

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