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Medical Charges Reach New ‘High’: Medical Marijuana and Workers’ Comp

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Delaware legalized medical marijuana in 2011, opening the door for patients with certain chronic illnesses to use cannabis for treatment. Unfortunately, the statute failed to address a wide variety of employment issues, including the impact of medical marijuana on workers’ compensation law.

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The Delaware Industrial Accident Board (IAB), the agency responsible for processing workers’ comp claims, recently provided the first guidance on whether employers may be required to pay for an injured employee’s medical marijuana.

A Decision Sure to Light Employers Up

Kalix v. Giles & Ransome, IAB #1280555 (July 10, 2017), is the

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