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Teacher Awaits Fate After Comp Claim Leads to Drug Test for Medical Marijuana

By William Rabb (Reporter)

Thursday, February 27, 2020 | 803 | 0 | 217 min read

A Florida teacher could soon find himself receiving workers' compensation benefits but losing his job because he used medical marijuana as recommended by his doctor. Or, because of Florida's workers' comp law that presumes a drug test indicates intoxication, he could lose his job of many years — and his benefits. Either way, the case, which has gained attention around the state, could have a chilling effect on injury reporting and the filing of workers' compensation claims, attorneys said. The case of Michael Hickman, of Belleview, Florida, also has been held up as a g...

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