Firefighters In This State Could Soon Use Medical Cannabis Off-Duty, House Lawmakers Advance Bill

By Jelena Martinovic, Benzinga on February 21, 2023

New Mexico lawmakers advanced a measure on Friday to allow firefighters to use medical cannabis off-duty, reported Santa Fe New Mexican.

House Health and Human Services Committee approved the bill that seeks to redefine the term “safety-sensitive position” under the Lynn and Erin Compassionate Use Act, which regulates medical cannabis program in the Land of Enchantment, in a 6-2 vote.

Sponsored by Committee Chairwoman Rep. Liz Thomson, among others, House Bill 292 proposes that the amended definition refers to those who are required to carry a firearm while at work or operate a vehicle with a commercial driver’s license and “whose performance under the influence of drugs or alcohol would constitute an immediate or direct threat of injury or death to the person or another” only.

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