The South Florida Paralegal Association (SFPA) is accepting entries for its annual student scholarship: first prize is $1,000.00 and second prize is $500.00. You must be currently enrolled in a 2017/2018 Paralegal/Legal Studies Program to participate. Award checks will be made payable to your school for your benefit. Each winner will also receive a free, one-year SFPA student membership plus a special invitation to our holiday party to be personally presented with the award.
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Florida has recently enacted legislation authorizing the use of medical marijuana.
This morning, your client, Sybil Merrill (“Merrill”) of Orlando, Florida, was terminated by her employer, Mycone Industries (“Mycone”), also of Orlando, Florida, for not passing a surprise workplace drug screen; Merrill tested positive for marijuana in her urine. The drug screen and termination of Merrill were done in accordance and compliance with Mycone’s employee policy manuals.
The bulk of Mycone’s revenues come from federal government contracts. Mycone’s management is concerned that the federal government may stop hiring Mycone if the federal government becomes aware that Mycone employs known marijuana users.
Merrill suffers from Crohn’s disease and claims to be properly authorized to use marijuana in Florida. While Merrill has a prescription for medical marijuana, she admits on occasion, in her words, “to smoking marijuana the old-fashioned way”. She also admits to having smoked marijuana a few times off to the side of the parking lot of Mycone’s offices when the Crohn’s related pain has flared up while at work.
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