Updated on August 16, 2020.
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Governor of California “begrudgingly” vetoed a bill that would have required
certain health care centers, including hospice facilities, to allow terminally
ill patients to use medical marijuana on site. Governor Gavin Newsom lamented
his decision, which he said he was forced to make because health care
facilities risk losing Medicare and Medicaid funding if they allow cannabis use on their premises, Forbes reported.
is inconceivable that the federal government continues to regard cannabis as
having no medicinal value,” Newsom said. “The federal government’s ludicrous
stance puts patients and those who care for them in an unconscionable position.”