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Business Insurance Quotes Semlies on Role at Business Insurance Cannabis & Hemp Conference

Ocyober 29, 2019

Lori Semlies (Partner-White Plains) was quoted in an article titled “State Cannabis Laws Present Medical Malpractice Conundrum” in Business Insurance in her role as moderator of a panel at the inaugural Business Insurance Cannabis & Hemp Conference held in New York on October 25, 2019. “I am not currently aware of any medical malpractice lawsuit [related to cannabis] in the country; it’s still pretty new, but it’s coming,” said Lori. Differing laws mean the professionalism of staff in marijuana dispensaries varies significantly by state, making some facilities inherently riskier than others, and the need to comply with federal and state law complicates how health care providers treat patients who use medical marijuana.

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