20,000+ Medical Cannabis patients could face discrimination in the workplace.
MPRA is dedicated to ending discrimination towards medical cannabis patients in the workplace and beyond.
Reform Drug Testing
Despite having a valid medical cannabis recommendation from your Doctor and a card from the MMCC, you have no protection from failing a drug test for marijuana or its metabolites. Meaning, you can’t test positive for medical marijuana for a pre-employment or a for cause drug screen. This is completely ridiculous and unfair. Medical cannabis should be treated the same as any other medicine.
That is why we are proudly working with Delegate Cheryl Glenn and Eric Leudtke and 16 other Delegates on legislation to fix this problem. We have worked to introduce HB1496 specifically allowing for almost all Maryland medical cannabis patients to test positive for cannabinoids for employment drug testing.
Lowering Medical Cannabis Prices
Our philosophy has always been Patients over profits. With the limited number of growers and processors and initial crop failures, prices have been astronomical. That is why we are actively fighting to increase the number of medical cannabis grower and processor licenses from 15 to 48. Two growers and processors per respective county. We believe this will allow for adequate production and competition to drive down the prices and make medical cannabis more affordable for all Marylanders.
Protect Patient Gun Rights
No one should have to choose between their medicine and the right to protect themselves, home or family. Currently gun laws for medical cannabis patients in Maryland are a giant gray area leaning towards illegal. We need to change that. We are working with Senators Michael Hough and Bobby Zirkin on SB602 which is legislation to protect Maryland medical cannabis patients Second Amendment rights.
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Why the MPRA?
The Maryland Patient Rights Association was formed to fill the void between patients and Annapolis. Our goal is to help pass legislation that strengthens the rights of medical cannabis patients throughout the state. We are made up of first and foremost medical cannabis patients, who are professionals in the medical cannabis industry as well as long time advocates.
Passing legislation costs money. Everything costs money and in politics, money powers everything. Please help us influence legislation in favor of medical cannabis patients by donating today.