Comp Protection for Medical Cannabis Cut From Bill| Workers Compensation News

Self-insured employers and workers’ compensation carriers in Louisiana no longer face the prospect of having to provide medical treatment or wage-loss benefits to people who test positive for cannabis after suffering a workplace injury.

The House Committee on Labor and Industrial Relations last week voted 6-5 to pass HB 351 after stripping from the bill provisions that would have allowed those with valid medical cannabis recommendations to receive work comp benefits after testing positive for the drug.

The amended bill would allow those who are fired for testing positive to receiv…

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