Will Your Disability Case be Denied Because You Use Medical Marijuana

Medical
How will your Social Security disability judge react to medical evidence showing that you use medical marijuana?

As I discuss in this video, there is a disconnect between how marijuana is treated under federal law and how it is classified in many states. Under federal law – and remember that Social Security is a federal government agency – marijuana is a dangerous Schedule 1 drug with no medicinal value and a high potential for abuse.

By contrast, many states have either legalized recreational marijuana or decriminalized it. Even more states allow for medicinal marijuana to be prescribed by doctors.

My experience has been that few if any Social Security disability judges will deny your case if your record reveals that you have been consuming medical marijuana under a doctor’s care.

However, disability judges can still deny your case if they find that substance abuse is a “material and contributing factor” to your disabling conditions. Judges expect to see proof that you are using marijuana under medical supervision. So you cannot purchase marijuana on the street and expect a judge to accept your testimony that you are smoking it for therapeutic purposes.

What do you think? Should Social Security issue a policy statement clarifying how disability judges should evaluate marijuana use by a disability claimant. If you are responsibly using marijuana to address symptoms of anxiety, depression, gastric distress, glaucoma or other medical needs, what should judges do? #medicalmarijuanaandsocialsecuritydisability #marijuanaandsocialsecuritydisabilityhearings #denieddisabilitymarijuana

===============FREE SURVIVAL KIT====================
Don’t know where to begin? Download my free
“Secrets of Getting Approved” Survival Kit at
https://bit.ly/SSD-Survival-Kit
==============================================

==============FREE CASE EVALUATION=================
If you or a loved one would like a case evaluation for your
SSDI or SSI case, please contact me at
https://bit.ly/Contact-Jonathan
===============================================

=================CONTACT ME========================
Jonathan Ginsberg
Social Security Disability Attorney
Website: https://www.ssdAnswers.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GinsbergLaw/
Telephone: 800-890-2262
https://bit.ly/Contact-Jonathan
=================================================
***Click Below to SUBSCRIBE for More Videos***
https://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=ginsbergssd

Articles You May Like

Upscale CBD retailer flexes into UK with distribution in British department store, UK website
Northern Lights Feminized Strain Facts and Growing Marijuana Seeds Info
Self-governing British island is getting into the CBD business
Don’t Legalize Weed!
What they’re saying: 7 takeaways from the contentious DEA rule on hemp extracts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *