Asm Jim Wood "Proud to co-author bill to provide compassionate access to medical cannabis in healthcare facilities for Californians who are terminally ill"

Friday, February 5, 2021

Statement from Assemblymember Jim Wood on co-authoring SB 311

“I’m proud to be a co-author on Senator Ben Hueso’s bill to provide compassionate access to medical cannabis in healthcare facilities for Californians who are terminally ill,” said Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Santa Rosa). SB 311, known as “Ryan’s Law,” would require that hospitals and certain types of health care facilities in California allow a terminally ill patient to use medical cannabis for treatment and/or pain relief.

“We can’t allow a discrepancy in state and federal laws to prevent the compassionate use of medical cannabis for terminally ill patients when medicinal cannabis can improve the quality of their end-of-life care,” said Wood.

Click here for a link to Senator Hueso's press release.