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How repetitive stress injuries can cause chronic inflammation

When you think about workplace injuries, one of the last things to cross your mind involves inflammation. Though falling and lifting accidents are very common in workplaces across Orange County, inflammation is a likely side effect that can have a long-term impact on the health and lives of employees. Chronic inflammation takes time to develop. It is more likely to develop in people who work in jobs that require them to perform functions that aggravate old and new injuries. 

How does legalized marijuana affect workers’ comp?

The marijuana conversation is complicated because our state and federal laws differ. The passing of Proposition 64 legalized recreational and medical marijuana here in California. However, marijuana is still classified as a Schedule 1 drug under the federal Controlled Substance Act, making it illegal at the federal level.