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Reimbursement of Medical Marijuana Costs:  A Win/Win for the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation System

Reimbursement of Medical Marijuana Costs: A Win/Win for the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation System

In March 2023 the Commonwealth Court changed the workers’ compensation landscape forever when it concluded in Fegley v. WCAB that workers’ compensation carriers are required to reimburse injured workers for the cost of medical marijuana used to treat their work injury when such treatment is reasonable and necessary.

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Reimbursement of Medical Marijuana Costs:  A Win/Win for the  Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation System

Reimbursement of Medical Marijuana Costs: A Win/Win for the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation System

In March 2023 the Commonwealth Court changed the workers’ compensation landscape forever when it concluded in Fegley v. WCAB that workers’ compensation carriers are required to reimburse injured workers for the cost of medical marijuana used to treat their work injury when such treatment is reasonable and necessary.

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What Would a Federal Reclassification of Marijuana to Schedule III Mean?

What Would a Federal Reclassification of Marijuana to Schedule III Mean?

In 1970, marijuana was classified by the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) as a Schedule I controlled substance. Under the Controlled Substances Act, this means marijuana has “no currently accepted medical use” and “a high potential for abuse.” Other Schedule I drugs include: heroin, LSD, and ecstasy.

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Pennsylvania Supreme Court Takes on CBD Oil Reimbursement in Workers' Compensation Claims

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Takes on CBD Oil Reimbursement in Workers' Compensation Claims

On April 30, 2024, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court granted allocatur in the case of *Schmidt v Schmidt (WCAB*), No. 658 MAL 2023.

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Pennsylvania: It is time to Make the Love Affair Official and Legalize Weed Once and for All

Pennsylvania: It is time to Make the Love Affair Official and Legalize Weed Once and for All

Will 2024 be the year that the Pennsylvania finally legalizes adult-use marijuana?

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 Commonwealth Court Rules CBD is Legitimate and Reimbursable Treatment for Work Injuries

Commonwealth Court Rules CBD is Legitimate and Reimbursable Treatment for Work Injuries

The Commonwealth Court's published decision mandates workers’ compensation carriers to reimburse injured workers using CBD for work injuries.

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