Navigating Through the Weeds of Fla.’s Marijuana Law in the Workplace
In November 2016, Florida voters legalized the use of medical marijuana for individuals with certain “debilitating medical conditions,” such as HIV or AIDS, PTSD and cancer, via their vote to approve Amendment 2 to the state constitution. However, marijuana, medicinal or otherwise, continues to be classified as a Schedule 1 controlled substance under federal law, i.e., an illegal substance. This dichotomy leaves Florida employers in a grey area with respect to creation of workplace policies surrounding use of medical marijuana.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – (November 26, 2018) – Tripp Scott today announced that Jeffrey S. Wood, a director with the law firm, has been named the winner of a 2018 Florida Charter Schools Champions Award at the recent Florida Charter School Conference in Orlando.
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