My big concern in seeing studies that correlate marijuana usage with WC claims is always the question of "what is this going to cost defense?"

I can't be the only one who has had an applicant attempt to have their medical marijuana covered by the carrier. In fact I had an applicant claim that he was using crystal meth as a pain reliever to avoid opiods on an accepted claim! Which is the worse addiction I wonder? 

If marijuana became a part of a recovery plan for an applicant, would we need a treatment plan to phase them off of the medication, as we do with certain psychotropic medications? So many options and layers to consider, but it is wonderful to know that in states where it is legalized at least we know research is taking place to (hopefully) get us some answers!