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Study Shows Comp Claims Declined in States After Marijuana Was Legalized

Friday, February 19, 2021 | 0

Legalized marijuana use appears to be associated with fewer and less-expensive workers' compensation claims for older workers, new research has found. The National Bureau of Economic Research, a nonprofit organization funded by government agencies, foundations and corporations, reported that in states that legalized recreational marijuana, claims dropped by 20% for workers age 40 to 62. The study looked at data from 2010 to 2018 and found that indemnity paid in claims also dropped by about 21% in those states that authorized recreational cannabis. “We show that marijuana use &mdas...

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