Q: I smoked marijuana while on workmans comp and they found out. Can they stop my benefits?
I use it for depression and chronic pain. Thank you
A: It would all depend. If the use of marijuana affects your ability to do your job and is keeping you from returning to work, then yes. Otherwise if you use it at home it's not relevant in my opinion
A: Maybe. The answer to your question depends on the controlling document under which you are receiving workers' compensation; whether you are completely removed from work or released with restrictions; whether your employer has a light duty program; and whether your employer has a policy regarding illegal drug use. To receive a proper answer to your question, I would suggest that you contact a local workers' compensation attorney to review all of the details of your claim.
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