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Behnam Shadravan, Ph.D.

STUDY TITLE: An Investigation on Marijuana Consumption in the Construction Industry in Florida

GRANTEE: Behnam “Ben” Shadravan, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, School of Architecture and Engineering Technology

SUMMARY: This study will investigate the impact medical marijuana could have on safety and employment in Florida’s construction industry and determine which sectors of the construction industry suffer more because of medical and recreational marijuana use. Already there is substantial use of illegal marijuana among people who have jobs in which safety is a key concern. The study will include surveys of contractors of different sizes and job categories in Tallahassee, and, if time and budget allow, Panhandle areas damaged by Hurricane Michael.

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