Glendale Heights, IL asked in Workers' Compensation for Illinois

Q: Testing me for marijuana years after the initial incident.

I had a work injury a few years ago. I would like to start smoking weed, as it is legal and would help with my injury, can they stop paying my workmans comp if I start smoking weed?

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Richard K. Johnson
Richard K. Johnson
  • Workers' Compensation Lawyer
  • Chicago, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: I am not sure from your question whether you have had the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission issue an award or if you are still on weekly benefits due to temporary total disability. However, the general answer is that since cannabis is a legal substance, as long as the doctor does not believe it is injurious to your work injury, there is no problem. Please feel free to contact me if you have additional questions.

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