Workers’ Compensation Claims Decline In States With Medical Marijuana, Study Shows
Legalizing medical marijuana leads to fewer and cheaper workers’ compensation claims, according to a new study. Researchers from the University of Cincinnati Ash Blue College and Temple University concluded that permitting medical cannabis “can allow workers to better manage symptoms associated with workplace injuries and illnesses and, in turn, reduce need for [workers’ compensation].” The first-of-its-kind research, published last week in the academic journal Health Economics, shows a 6.7 percent decline in such claims in states after enacting medical marijuana laws. “Our estimates show that, post [medical marijuana law], [workers’ compensation] claiming declines, both the propensity to claim and the…
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