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N.J. Supreme Court Upholds Order to Reimburse Workers’ Comp Claimant for Marijuana

The New Jersey Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered a construction company to reimburse a workers’ compensation claimant for marijuana that was prescribed to relieve his back pain caused by a work injury. The high court rejected M&K Construction’s argument that …

Medical Marijuana Bill Advances in Kansas

Kansas medical marijuana supporters have found support from some conservative Republican legislators, allowing a proposal to advance on March 29 after weeks of deliberations. Some Republicans say they have been motivated by conservative neighbors Missouri and Oklahoma legalizing medical marijuana …

Investing in the Cannabis Industry: No Longer a Pipe Dream

This post is part of a series sponsored by Worldwide Facilities, LLC. In 2020, cannabis spending hit $29 billion. By 2024, global cannabis market revenues are expected to surpass $42 billion. As a result of all this spend, the number …

South Dakota Senate Pushes Permissive Medical Pot Law, Defying Governor

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem’s push to scale back a voter-approved measure to legalize medical marijuana was left clinging to life on March 10 after Republican senators defied her. The issue of implementing a medical marijuana program, which voters approved …

Lawmakers Hear New Pitch for Medical Marijuana Legislation in Nebraska

A Nebraska lawmaker who is a leading supporter of medical marijuana has warned her fellow senators that the issue will likely appear on the 2022 ballot if they don’t pass a legalization measure this year. Sen. Anna Wishart, of Lincoln, …

Mass. Court Says Injured Worker Can’t Charge Insurer for Medical Marijuana Expenses

The Massachusetts Appeals Court has found that a worker can’t charge his workers’ comp insurer for the cost of medical marijuana treatment due to a work-related injury. This comes after Mark T. Delano initially sought compensation for his medical marijuana …

N.J. Worker Fired for Medical Marijuana Use Can Pursue Disability Discrimination Claim

The New Jersey Supreme Court has ruled that an employee can pursue a disability discrimination claim under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD) after being fired due to his legal use of medical marijuana outside of work. This decision …

Global Cannabis Revenue Pushed by Sales Doubling in Some U.S. States

The green rush in the global cannabis market continued in 2019, with sales doubling in seven U.S. states as well as Canada, and you can expect that trend to continue this year, a report out on Thursday shows. The report …

Oklahoma High Court: Cities May Regulate Medical Marijuana

The Oklahoma Supreme Court has ruled that cities may approve some regulations of the medical marijuana industry. The court has dismissed an appeal by the city of Broken Arrow in a case filed by marijuana grower Austin Miller. Miller said …

The Lowdown: Cannabis 101 in 300 Minutes or Less

On October 17th, the Insurance Journal hosted a virtual, 6 hour, live summit on insuring the cannabis industry. With 2,300 pre-registrants, an additional 200 joined in as the day progressed. These viewers represented over 1,230 companies, 41 countries and 50 …