Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap concludes our time at the California Workers’ Comp & Risk Conference in beautiful Dana Point! It’s been a great ride in the “Wild Wild West”, and no doubt everyone will be looking forward to next year!
At the top of the news today is the DEA’s announcement that it is moving forward to facilitate and expand scientific and medical research for marijuana in the US, noting that it is making progress registering additional marijuana growers for federally authorized research, and that the number of individuals registered to conduct research with marijuana, marijuana extracts, derivatives and THC has increased by more than 40% from January 2017 to January 2019. The DEA also announced that as the result of a recent amendment to federal law, certain forms of cannabis no longer require DEA registration to grow or manufacture.
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