The HR Brief: Medical Marijuana & Workers’ Comp Coverage

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The HR Brief: Medical Marijuana & Drug Testing
March 3, 2021

Will a workers’ comp claim be covered by your carrier if medical marijuana is involved? Marijuana is still illegal under federal law, but medical marijuana is legal under Louisiana state law. However, an insurance carrier may decline a claim if an employee tested positive for marijuana usage. Now is the time to start proactively thinking about how you can create a workplace that is safe and free from substance abuse issues while also being sensitive to healthcare needs.