Medical marijuana remains a complex issue in both the workers' compensation arena and elsewhere. At WCRI's 2017 Annual Conference, several state policymakers discussed the role of medical marijuana in their states to better inform our audience about this important issue and trend.
For the 2018 Annual Conference, we have invited Dr. David Bradford of the University of Georgia to share his latest research, which looks at the effect medical marijuana programs have on prescription drug spending. These studies review data from Medicare Part D and Medicaid and focus on drugs used to treat clinical conditions for which marijuana might be a potential alternative treatment. While Dr. Bradford's study looks at the impact of medical marijuana not on workers' compensation but on other social insurance programs, the results are suggestive of what might be found in workers' compensation for work-related conditions.
The WCRI conference is a leading workers' compensation forum. A discounted, early-bird conference registration rate as well as a special conference hotel rate is available for a limited time. The conference is taking place on March 22 and 23, 2018, at the Westin Copley Place Hotel in Boston, MA. Don't miss this opportunity to elevate your career, expand your knowledge, and network with your peers.
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