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Cannabis Access Grows, but States Torn Over Whether Injured Workers Should Use It

By Mark Powell (Reporter)

Friday, March 19, 2021 | 0

More than two-thirds of the U.S. labor force lives in states that allow medical or recreational marijuana, but workers’ comp systems across the country continue to wrestle with whether injured workers should be allowed to use the drug and whether they should be reimbursed for doing so, a panel of experts said. “The use of cannabis-derived products remains a source of controversy across the fields of medicine, law and occupational safety and health,” said John Howard, director of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. “More favorable public attitudes...

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