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From left: M. Megan Coughlin, Andrew M. Gordon and Nicholas R. Bixler of Hinshaw & Culbertson. From left: M. Megan Coughlin, Andrew M. Gordon and Nicholas R. Bixler of Hinshaw & Culbertson.

According to research conducted by the state of Florida, more than a quarter of a million people in Florida are medical marijuana users. As this number continues to rise, employers will need to assess how they wish to maintain their drug-free workplace.

The legalization of cannabis in Florida is its infancy. The various Florida laws and regulations regarding cannabis are developing with the passage of time. Florida’s legalized medical cannabis has only been around since 2014. In 2016, the reach of Florida’s medical cannabis greatly increased with the voters’ approval of Florida Medical Marijuana Legalization Initiative (amendment 2). The amendment permits individuals to use cannabis for medicinal purposes. From then on, Florida’s cannabis industry has been budding.

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