The 2016 election is likely to have a ripple effect on workers' compensation claims at all levels — national, state and local. (Photo: iStock)

Much of the popular press has focused on the question of who will win the White House on Nov. 8, but the election could have a broader, ripple effect on workers’ compensation issues.

For example, several states have initiatives on their ballots that would legalize marijuana for medical or recreational use. It’s unclear what effect legalization will have on workers’ compensation claims.

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