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Virtual Compliance Conference | Medical Marijuana in Post-Acute and Long-Term Sectors
Wednesday, October 21, 2020, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EDT
Category: Compliance and Risk Management

Alan C. Horowitz, Esq.
Arnall Golden Gregory LLP

Medical Marijuana in the Post-Acute and Long-Term Sectors

The legal issues surrounding the topic of medical marijuana are nuanced and often risky for providers since 33 states permit its use while the federal government does not. This becomes a challenge for all nursing homes that participate in the Medicare and/or Medicaid programs since they have agreed to abide by all federal laws as a condition of being a Medicare provider. There are many other legal issues on both sides of medical marijuana in long-term care, not the least of which is respecting residents’ rights.