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Excluding marijuana from coverage. Policyholders engaging in what is considered a ‘dishonest of criminal act’ may find that it bars coverage for a loss or damage resulting from that activity. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Even though using or growing marijuana may be legal in a state, an insurer may not be responsible for resulting damages under the insured’s insurance policy.

Steven A. Meyerowitz

Steven A. Meyerowitz, a Harvard Law School graduate, is the founder and president of Meyerowitz Communications Inc., a law firm marketing communications consulting company. Mr. Meyerowitz is the Director of the Insurance Coverage Law Center and editor-in-chief of journals on insurance law, banking law, bankruptcy law, energy law, government contracting law, and privacy and cybersecurity law, among other subjects. He may be contacted at smeyerowitz@meyerowitzcommunications.com.

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