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July 06, 2018
Desiree Tolbert
AVP, National Technical Compliance-Workers’ Compensation
Maine employers do not have to pay for medical marijuana

On June 14, 2018, the Maine Supreme Judicial Court issued a much-anticipated ruling in Gaetan H. Bourgoin v. Twin Rivers Paper Company, LLC, et al that reversed an order requiring an injured employee to be reimbursed for the cost of medical marijuana…

July 06, 2018 by Desiree Tolbert, AVP, National Technical Compliance-Workers’ Compensation
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February 02, 2017
In the weeds on marijuana and workers’ compensation

It’s a topic that gets much buzz – how will the cloud of legislation surrounding recreational and medical marijuana use impact businesses, specifically when it comes to compensability for workers’ compensation? I am sure you have all caught up on n…

February 02, 2017
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September 04, 2014
Breathe deep: Medical marijuana laws are changing fast

When I began discussing medical marijuana as an emerging workers’ compensation issue more than five years ago, it had only been legalized in 12 states. In 2012, Colorado and Washington legalized the sale of marijuana for recreational use. Today, 23 s…

September 04, 2014
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February 07, 2014
A look at marijuana and workers’ compensation

For several years, I have talked with industry friends and clients about the effect of medical marijuana on workers' compensation. I anticipated that we would start to receive requests from doctors for authorization to treat injured employees with me…

February 07, 2014
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