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Marijuana Study Reveals Optimism, but Experts Say More Research Needed

By Mark Powell (Reporter)

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 | 523 | 0 | 107 min read

Researchers, industry experts and marijuana legalization advocates say a recent study may show that claim counts dropped in states where recreational cannabis is legal, but more research is likely needed to understand how use and misuse of the drug may affect workers’ comp systems. Earlier this month, the National Bureau of Economic Research released a study that found legalized marijuana use may be tied to fewer and less-expensive comp claims for relatively older workers. In states where recreational marijuana is legal, claims declined by 20% for workers between the ages 40 to 62, acc...

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