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Covering marijuana businesses. Marijuana-touching entities need many of the same lines of insurance as other commercial enterprises, but they do have some unique risks that insurers should consider when providing coverage. (Photo: Shutterstock)

One of the issues we have been monitoring for a while now involves the gradual legalization of marijuana. As more states legalize it for medical and recreational use, the federal government still considers it a Schedule 1 drug, meaning it has no recognized medical use and has a higher potential for abuse or misuse.

Patricia L. Harman

Patricia L. Harman is the editor-in-chief of Claims magazine, a contributing editor to PropertyCasualty360.com, and chairs the annual America's Claims Event (ACE), which focuses on providing claims professionals with cutting-edge education and networking opportunities. She covers auto, property & casualty, workers' compensation, fraud, risk and cybersecurity, and is a frequent speaker at insurance industry events. Contact her at pharman@alm.com

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