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Comp Industry Urged to Prepare for Medical Marijuana

By Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)

Monday, July 27, 2015 | 3652 | 0 | 0 min read

ANAHEIM, Calif. – With lawmakers in more and more states approving medical marijuana and bills pending in Congress to classify the weed as a Schedule II drug, the writing is on the wall that sooner than later, the comp industry will go to pot. So say claims management experts who spoke at the California Coalition on Workers’ Compensation 13th annual Conference, Legislative and Educational Forum on Friday. Panelists pointed out that 24 states have legalized marijuana for medicinal uses, and an additional 15 states have limited access to low-strength marijuana tinctures intended pr...

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