BOCA RATON, Fla., May 9, 2019 /HalcyonTV/ -- The National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) has released an update on marijuana legalization that addresses the top five questions on the minds of workers compensation industry stakeholders.
"Though a majority of states have legalized marijuana in some form, it remains illegal at the federal level and the issue continues to evolve," said Laura Kersey, author of the update and executive director, Regulatory & Legislative Analysis at NCCI. "One of the emerging issues is whether medical marijuana is reimbursable in workers compensation. Given the friction between state and federal law, states are faced with the challenge of whether to approve medical marijuana treatment for work-related injuries. This issue is being addressed through legislation as well as in the courts."
Specific questions examined in this update include:
The current status of state marijuana legalization includes the following: