California Governor Signs Marijuana Tax Fairness Bill But Vetoes Cannabis In Hospitals

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Newsom “begrudgingly” vetoed legislation, SB 305, that would have required certain health care facilities to allow terminally ill patients to use medical cannabis on site.

“This bill would create significant conflicts between federal and state laws that cannot be taken lightly,” the governor wrote in a veto message that suggested facilities would be at risk of losing Medicare and Medicaid funds if they allowed use of federally illegal cannabis.

“It is inconceivable that the federal government continues to regard cannabis as having no medicinal value,” Newsom said, adding that its “ludicrous stance puts patients and those who care for them in an unconscionable position.”

California NORML Director Dale Gieringer said in an email that the group is “disappointed” with the governor’s veto, noting that the legislation had already been watered down from an initial version that covered more than just terminal patients.”

Read more about CA’s latest medical & tax issues here

https://www.forbes.com/sites/tomangell/2019/10/13/california-governor-signs-marijuana-tax-fairness-bill-but-vetoes-cannabis-in-hospitals/#2c5f718a4a2c

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