Navigating Through the Weeds of Fla.’s Marijuana Law in the Workplace
In November 2016, Florida voters legalized the use of medical marijuana for individuals with certain “debilitating medical conditions,” such as HIV or AIDS, PTSD and cancer, via their vote to approve Amendment 2 to the state constitution. However, marijuana, medicinal or otherwise, continues to be classified as a Schedule 1 controlled substance under federal law, i.e., an illegal substance. This dichotomy leaves Florida employers in a grey area with respect to creation of workplace policies surrounding use of medical marijuana.
It’s said that a conservative is a liberal who has been mugged by reality.
So it is both fitting and appropriate that the next round of presidential debates is taking place in Detroit, which has been assaulted with the real-world consequences of two generations of liberal Democratic rhetoric and misrule.
The Democrats’ two nights of debate blather in Miami were astoundingly lean on two essential subjects — freedom and education. And the debates were especially lean given how the very state where they gathered is proving that freedom and education can work together to cost-effectively deliver real results – including in Miami-Dade County.
When a construction contractor defaults on a loan with its lender, and, at the same time, a surety bond issuer is required to pay on a claim for the construction project, there has been some legal uncertainty as to the entitlement to any retainages at the conclusion of the construction project when the general contractor has entered a bankruptcy proceeding. A bankruptcy judge has issued a very detailed legal opinion on the topic of priorities as to retainage which will likely be widely followed by bankruptcy courts throughout the country which is important and significant for all lenders, trade creditors and suppliers of those in the commercial construction industry and issuers of surety bonds.