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Workplace discrimination and medical marijuana users

Medical marijuana is legal in Florida, but that does not mean that the men and women who rely on this type of medical support do not face complications. Lawmakers have recently proposed passing laws that would provide workplace protections for medical marijuana users. This would prevent workplace discrimination over this issue and allow victims of discrimination to seek legal recourse.

Without protections in place, it is possible that individuals who are qualified to use medical marijuana could find themselves in trouble at work because of company drug policies. This is a particular concern for people who work in places that ask workers to submit to drug testing on a regular basis. The use of cannabis for medical purposes has only been legal for a few years, and some people believe that employment laws need to catch up.

Under the proposed bill, workers would be safe from discrimination based on their use of marijuana for a medical purpose. However, certain workers would be excluded from this, such as those who work in positions where marijuana could threaten their own safety or the safety of others. It is important for the law to provide guidance to Florida employers when dealing with this issue.

This proposed legislation could be a beneficial step forward for those who rely on medical marijuana. In the meantime, workers who experience workplace discrimination for this or any other reason have the right to seek legal recourse. This may mean moving forward with a civil claim against the employer and others involved with the discriminatory treatment. 

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