Alan S. Pierce has served as chairperson of the American Bar Association Worker’s Compensation Section and the...
As a Schedule I controlled substance, marijuana is not permitted for medical usage at the federal level. However, variance in state laws and conflicting decisions in recent appellate cases beg the question — should workers’ comp programs have the ability to reimburse the cost of medical marijuana for injured workers? Host Alan Pierce talks with George Flores, whose recent article on this topic titled, “Lewis and Bourgoin: The Growing Divide Over Reimbursement for Medical Marijuana in the Workers’ Compensation System,” won the 2019 writing contest for the College of Workers Compensation Lawyers.
George Flores is a 2L at Penn State Law, University Park.