SB 302 (Stern, D-Calabasas)
Referred to Senate Health and Judiciary committees. March 29 hearing in Senate Health Committee.
Currently, “Ryan’s Law” requires health care facilities — including hospitals, skilled-nursing facilities, and assisted living centers — to allow terminally ill patients to use medicinal cannabis within the facility, subject to specified requirements. SB 302 would add patients who are over 65 years of age with a chronic disease to the list of those who can use medicinal cannabis within these facilities. These patients would be subject to the same requirements that are applicable to terminally ill patients.