Florida Allows Medical Marijuana Use

Author: David B. Weisenfeld, XpertHR Legal Editor

Implementation Date: January 3, 2017

Effective January 3, 2017, Florida permits medical marijuana use for individuals with debilitating conditions as determined by a licensed physician. However, the measure does not require an employer to accommodate workplace marijuana use.

The Florida Department of Health must issue regulations defining the amount of marijuana that could reasonably be presumed to be adequate for qualifying patients' medical use.