Marijuana Law

LBL’s Marijuana Law team provides expert guidance regarding the impact of marijuana legalization on insurance, employment law, and worker’s compensation. The fast-changing regulatory environment surrounding marijuana, including the contradictions between state and federal law, presents both opportunities and challenges to California business and insurers.

Upcoming Presentation: Ms. Reed will present Cannabis and Insurance: Gold mine or all smoke? at the the Sacramento Valley CPCU’s All Industry Day on May 10, 2018

Christine Balbo Reed is the lead attorney on LBL’s Marijuana Law team. With over 20 years of experience, Ms. Reed is a regular presenter at various claims association organizations, PCEA, PARMA, CIWA, and IAIP. She recently presented Marijuana — Impact on Property/Casualty and Workers Compensation at the IPMB’s 2017 Council Meeting, and Marijuana Law Impact on the Insurance Industry at LowBall’s 2017 Sacramento Seminar/Webinar.

She also recently gave the following webinar: The DRI Worker’s Compensation Committee presents #CleanUpTheMess: The Implications of Marijuana Legalization and Opioid Use to the Workplace and the Workers’ Compensation System on Thursday, January 22, 2018.

View the video below to hear Ms. Reed speak on Marijuana Law:

For more information contact Ms. Reed by e-mail at or by phone at (415) 394-3609.



Christine Balbo Reed

(415) 394-3609

Kurt Bridgman

(415) 394-3625

Nelson Zeke Rivera

(415) 394-3633


  • Worker's compensation issues
  • Workplace policies
  • Insuring marijuana businesses and farms
  • Medical versus recreational
  • Driving with marijuana in the car
  • Federal and state regulations