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FDA Studying whether to Allow Marijuana for Medical Use, which Could Clear Path for WC

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 | 2

A series of legal, legislative and regulatory moves across the country have some industry observers thinking that marijuana is not far off from becoming a legitimate part of workers’ compensation. One of the main reasons insurers don’t pay for medical cannabis is because the Drug Enforcement Administration lists the plant as a Schedule I controlled substance, meaning it has no accepted medical use. So while individual states might have laws allowing the medicinal use of marijuana, it is effectively prohibited at the federal level. However, there are two challenges to that sch...

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