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Oklahoma ruling could set precedent for workers comp cases


November 30, 2018

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A recent Oklahoma court ruling that permits an injured worker to receive compensation benefits with a positive drug test could set a precedent for such cases at a time when medical marijuana may soon be widely available in the state.

The Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals ruled on Nov. 16 that "the presence of an intoxicating substance in the blood does not automatically mean that person is intoxicated," The Oklahoman reported . The decision comes as more than 13,000 residents have received medical marijuana licenses since June.

The case stemmed from a 2017 accident at Be...

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