Medical Marijuana – Beyond the Obvious

At the 2016 SAWCA Annual Conference, a panel discussed a variety of issues associated with medical marijuana. The panel was: Dr. Robert Howell – Georgia GHSE Eric Haines – Chief Deputy – Escambia County Sheriff’s Office Michael Minardi – Chairman – Regulate Florida Reggie Garcia – United for Care Tom Glasson – Government Affairs Officer […]

Medical Marijuana in States

An all-star cast was in place to discuss the medical marijuana trend at the SAWCA 67th Annual Convention. Paul Tauriello, Colorado Director of Workers’ Compensation, opened the session with an overview of Colorado’s medical marijuana industry, which ended the 2014 year with sales of approximately $386 MM. He noted that getting qualified applicants for law […]

Emerging Legal Issues in Medical & Recreational Marijuana

At the 2015 National Council of Self-Insurers conference, Gregory Cairns from Cairns & Associates discussed the emerging legal issues associated with marijuana. Greg is an attorney from Colorado where recreational marijuana became legal in 2014. Currently, 23 states and DC allow medical marijuana.Washington, Oregon, Alaska and Colorado now allow recreational use of marijuana. Since federal […]

Legalized Marijuana: Its Impact on the Workplace

Legalized marijuana is a key employment and risk management issue. Debate continues to heat up on this issue as more states move toward legalization. This RIMS 2015 session provided updates on the process as it relates to the workplace. Speakers included: Markie Davis, Risk Manager, State of Colorado Kevin Glennon, Vice President – Home Health […]

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