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NCCI: Healthcare Costs, Uncertainty Top 2018 Challenges for Workers’ Comp

For the fourth year in a row, carrier executives identified the U.S healthcare environment as their top concern for 2018, according to a just released National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) survey od carrier executives. The annual Carrier Executive Pulse …

North Dakota Medical Marijuana Rules Poised for Approval

North Dakota’s State Health Council is poised to sign off on administrative rules for medical marijuana amid uncertainty over whether the federal government might crack down on state marijuana operations. U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions last week rescinded an Obama …

Feds to End Policy That Let Legal Pot Flourish

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is rescinding the Obama-era policy that had paved the way for legalized marijuana to flourish in states across the country, two people with knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press. Sessions will instead let federal …

Medical Marijuana Loses Foothold to Recreational Industry

A medical marijuana card used to be the key to buying and possessing pot in Oregon. But the rise of recreational marijuana is making the cards primarily valuable only as a discount card, and not a necessity to buy, said …

Lawyers Walk Fine Line Navigating State, Federal Pot Laws

Just as entrepreneurs getting into the retail pot industry need a good lawyer, some of those lawyers might be wise to consult an attorney of their own. Lawyers in the burgeoning business are entering a legal gray zone where the …

Indiana Prosecutors Vehemently Oppose Medical Marijuana

Indiana’s county prosecutors remain vehemently opposed to any form of marijuana legalization and insist the plant “is not medicine” amid a push by a conservative state lawmaker to have it recognized as such. The Association of Indiana Prosecuting Attorneys argues …

Montana Marijuana Providers Await Testing Requirement Details

When Tyler Smith was diagnosed with testicular cancer, medical marijuana didn’t feel like a valid option. He took opioids to manage the pain of nine months of chemotherapy. To balance the side effects, he took anti-nausea medication. When he stopped …

NCCI Looks to Future Issues Related to Medical Marijuana

The National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) released a final article in a series examining stakeholder concerns over medical and recreational marijuana use in and out of the workplace. The article, “The Marijuana Conversation: What’s Next”, addresses the concerns employers, …

NCCI Examines Employee, Legislator and Regulator Concerns About Marijuana

Two more articles released by the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) examine the many questions employees, legislators and regulators have regarding marijuana use in the workplace. “The Marijuana Conversation: Questions Employees Are Asking” article is the third in a …

Insurer Says It Shouldn’t Have to Pay for Medical Marijuana in Maine Case

The Maine supreme court on Wednesday began considering whether a paper millworker left suicidal by narcotic painkillers should receive workers’ compensation for medical marijuana. It’s the first time the court has considered the question of insurance reimbursement for medical marijuana. …