A Florida high school administrator was fired over his use of medical marijuana, which was prescribed to treat both physical and psychiatric ailments.
The Marion County School Board voted 5-0 to terminate Mike Hickman, the former dean at Belleview High School, after the school district learned about his marijuana use. A year ago, he broke up a fight between two students and was examined by a workers' compensation doctor, who administered a drug test that came back positive.
Medical marijuana is legal in Florida, but it is considered illegal at the federal level. Hickman's use was deemed in violation of the district's drug-free workplace policy.
Hickman was given the option to return to his post if agreed to stop using marijuana. Hickman, who has worked for the district for two decades, rejected the offer.
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