Colorado denies widow half of late husband’s workers’ compensation due to his marijuana use

DENVER — The state of Colorado is denying half the workers’ compensation death benefits to a woman whose husband died while working on a ski lift because he had marijuana in his system.

KMGH-TV reports Erika Lee’s husband, Adam Lee, was crushed to death in December underneath a ski escalator in Loveland.

Erika says she’s frustrated the system is saying “because he smoked a legal substance, we are going to take away your benefits from you and your kids.

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