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Florida Appellate Court: State Marijuana Licensing Scheme is Unconstitutional

Florida’s First District Court of Appeals issued an opinion in Florida Dept. of Health, et al. v. Florigrown, LLC, Case No. 1D18-4471, last week. The court’s ruling upended Florida’s medical marijuana industry by deeming the state’s current regulatory scheme—and by extension the cap on the number of licenses—unconstitutional.

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Michigan Issues Emergency Recreational Cannabis Rules; Applications for Recreational Marijuana Licenses Can Be Submitted November 1, 2019

Last week, Michigan took a big step toward recreational cannabis sales when Michigan’s Marijuana Regulatory Agency released its long-awaited emergency rules to regulate the marijuana market. The rules come more than seven months after Michigan voters passed Proposal 1 to legalize recreational marijuana.

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Shifting Landscape: Marijuana Employment Law Starting to Trend in Favor of Employees

Marijuana-related employment lawsuits are on the rise as more workers who have been fired or denied a job over their marijuana use are utilizing litigation to challenge the decisions. This, in turn, is forcing employers to formulate new strategies to balance the risk of litigation against the possibility of impaired employees hurting someone on the job, damaging the business, or possibly even worse.

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