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It seems like every day another state is in the news allowing for medical marijuana and cannabis programs. What ramifications do these state regulations have on workers’ comp?
A lack of product standardization, the new federal legality of some types of CBD and ever changing state regulations are just some of the issues facing the medical cannabis community.
A look at recent court decisions and how their rulings have an impact on risk management and the insurance industry.
Here’s what one medical director says the workers’ comp industry should think about before embracing the drug.
This definitive timeline of cannabis legalization in the U.S. shows the reach of marijuana throughout the country, leading to more employers seeking impairment testing.
With increased legalization, marijuana use and its impacts is becoming a more common subject of debate in the world of workers’ comp. Here are a few medical insights workers’ compensation pros should keep in mind.
Cannabis shows promise as a non-opioid treatment for pain, but dosing uncertainty and the plant’s Schedule 1 status will need to be resolved first.
When KVG Properties tenants ‘remodeled’ their rented space for illegal marijuana growing operations, the landlord looked for coverage under its policy, but the insurer refused.
The decline of opioids is encouraging, but increased positive tests in methamphetamine and cocaine should be seen as a wake-up call for public safety.
An exploratory program may help identify answers for some of the thorny issues surrounding medical marijuana in workers’ comp.
Liberty Mutual’s claims management framework can help businesses tackle challenges as they come, including medical marijuana.
Liberty Mutual appears to be the first carrier to create a workflow process for evaluating medical marijuana expense reimbursement requests.
It is important to understand the potential benefits and risks of marijuana as it relates to conditions commonly seen in injured workers, including acute and chronic pain.
A growing number of industry stakeholders are keeping an open mind about reimbursing claims for the medical use of cannabis.
Bills in the state’s House and Senate would free payers from any obligation to reimburse for medical marijuana.
Despite ongoing controversy, the New Mexico Workers’ Compensation Administration is attempting to provide reimbursement guidance on medical marijuana.
This year’s NWCDC will present a panel of experts discussing the nuances of current marijuana laws and what employers need to do to best manage risks and claims.
Until the marijuana industry is federally decriminalized, banks and most insurers will remain on the sidelines.