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Medical marijuana in the Sunshine State: what employers doing business in Florida need to know
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Medical marijuana in the Sunshine State: what employers doing business in Florida need to know

August 4, 2022 - For nearly half a century, "marijuana" has been classified as a Schedule I controlled substance pursuant to the Controlled Substances Act (CSA). Although cannabis remains illegal at the federal level, a total of 41 states as well as the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, have successfully legislated medical marijuana programs, 19 states have adopted recreational cannabis programs and 23 states have decriminalized cannabis entirely.Among those, Florida enacted the "Medical Use of Marijuana Act" in 2017, which is codified in Florida's statutes, specifically governing the state public health system, and it implements rules for making medicinal marijuana available to qualified state citizens. As of 2022, nearly 3% of Florida's population is recorded on the state's medica...