A measure that would protect employees in Louisiana who use medicinal cannabis against disqualification from getting unemployment benefits is advancing through the state legislature, reported Louisiana Illuminator.

House Bill 351, from Rep. Mandie Landry, D-New Orleans, who has been fighting for workers’ right to use medical marijuana for years, passed the Louisiana House Labor Committee on a 6-5 vote on Thursday.

With the legislation, Landry is addressing the issue of consumer protections, which the state neglected, even though Governor John Bel Edwards signed a bill allowing medical marijuana patients to legally smoke whole-plant cannabis flower in …

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