Barry Baker of Volk Law Discusses Medical Marijuana Impact With Space Coast Human Resource Professionals
By Space Coast Daily // May 26, 2020
WEBINAR: 'MEDICAL MARIJUANA AND ITS IMPACT ON THE FLORIDA WORKPLACE'
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BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Barry Baker of Volk Law Offices, P.A. provided a webinar presentation recently to the Space Coast Human Resources Association that addressed medical marijuana and its impact on the Florida workplace.
This is a “hot button” topic for business owners, managers and human resources professionals as the event was well-attended by than 30 participants.
The presentation provided a history of the 2016 Constitutional Amendment legalizing medical marijuana use in Florida; the medical conditions that qualify an individual for a medical marijuana prescription; the impact of an employee’s use of medical marijuana on an employer’s rights under the Florida’s Drug Free Workplace Act; and the interplay between medical marijuana use and potential discrimination claims under state and federal laws prohibiting disability discrimination.
Because the law is relatively new and there are virtually no interpretive court decisions to guide an employer on how to handle a particular situation, employers have many questions about medical marijuana use.
The presentation provided some comfort to employers in defining the relatively small scope of the issue in Florida, and the clear intent of the legislature that medical marijuana not interfere with an employer’s right to a drug-free workplace through its consistent enforcement of its legally-compliant policies prohibiting illegal drug use.
If you have any questions regarding medical marijuana use by your job applicants and current employees, or any other employment law issue, please contact Mr. Baker at Volk Law Offices, P.A. at 321-726-8338.
You may also visit www.volklawoffices.com to learn more about the comprehensive range of services our firm provides to businesses, and to learn more about the Volk Law team of experienced attorneys.