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Insurance company launches coverage for cannabis DUIs
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Individuals who are arrested or charged with driving under the influence of cannabis in Missouri can now apply for insurance coverage through a Salt Lake City, Utah-based company called Reepher.
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Reepher co-founder and CEO Justin Kahn told FOX Business that the idea for the company stemmed from his own experience with cannabis, which he has used to alleviate symptoms of an epileptic condition for over 20 years. Kahn previously served as a real estate agent, natural disaster claims adjuster and founder and CEO of telehealth software platform TruClinic.
"I realized very early on in my career path that if I was going to use cannabis to treat my medical condition, I would be doing so at my own risk," he explained. "The biggest risks being that I lived in a state where cannabis was illegal, that I could lose my career, or that I could get a cannabis DUI. Fortunately, cannabis reform has alleviated some of those risks. However, the risk that still remains is a cannabis DUI."