WJHG, TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (CAPITAL NEWS) -Floridians have been legally prescribed medical marijuana since 2017, but there’s nothing in state law that prohibits employers from discriminating against patients. Advocates are hoping 2021 will bring employment protections for the state’s nearly half-million medical marijuana patients.
Megan Kahn graduated with a degree in social work last year. She got her professional license soon after and around the same time was prescribed medical marijuana. Then she got a job offer in her field. “I sent in all my documentation. I sent in a picture of my card and my prescription. Everything,” said Kahn. But the job offer was revoked when THC showed up in her drug test. “This is a clear cut case of medical discrimination,” said Josephine Cannella-Krehl, founder of MMJ Knowledge...Read more
By: Kyle Jaeger
A Republican congressman has filed the second piece of marijuana reform legislation to be introduced so far in the new 117th Congress—this one aimed at ensuring that military veterans aren’t penalized for using medical cannabis in compliance with state law.
The proposal from Rep. Greg Steube (R-FL), who filed a more expansive version of the measure last year, would also codify that U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) doctors are allowed to discuss the risks and benefits of marijuana with their patients.Read more
Updated 3:45 PM ET, Wed December 9, 2020
After spending 31 years in prison for a nonviolent marijuana crime, the man thought to be the longest-serving inmate convicted on cannabis charges in the US has been released.
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via Florida Channel November 2020
COOKIES, headed up by Bay-area rapper Gilbert Anthony Milan Jr., or “Berner,” has acquired one of Florida's 22 coveted medical marijuana treatment...
Cookies, cakes and candies infused with THC could be coming soon
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