Instant Insights / Marijuana and the Insurance Industry

Cannabis businesses face unique risks and challenges, and insurance slowly gaining its footing on how to properly insure this budding industry.


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Marijuana In order for the cost of medical cannabis treatment to be potentially reimbursable, it must be provided by a “health care provider.” (Photo: Shutterstock)

Medical marijuana has come to Pennsylvania and by extension to the commonwealth’s injured workers. What image comes to mind?

Do you see an injured construction worker, homebound due to multiple failed back surgeries, breaking free of opioids and performing daily activities that have eluded him for years? Or, do you see a stoner employee blissfully smoking the best pot of his life at his desk, on your dime, because a doctor “recommended” it for minor low-back strain?

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