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Comp and Cannabis: No Injured Worker Coverage in WA, but Options Do Exist


By Dara Barney

This is the next article in's “Comp and Cannabis” series, as Editor Dara Barney explores medical marijuana legislation state-by-state, and what it means regarding workers' compensation.


Among the first two states to legalize recreational marijuana, Washington took the leap five years ago. While recreational and medicinal marijuana are legal with the proper certification, unlicensed home grows are illegal, and any purchased marijuana product has to be partaken in off retail property and within the state, according to the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board’s (WSLCB’s) website. And also as of last year, growing/dispensary organizations are only allowed to operate with a license...

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