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Employers Paid for More than 8 Pounds of Pot in 2016

Thursday, July 27, 2017 | 652 | 0 | 4 min read

Fifteen workers’ compensation carriers in New Mexico reimbursed injured workers for the purchase of more than eight pounds of medical cannabis in 2016, state regulators said. The Workers’ Compensation Administration started tracking medical marijuana payments in 2016 and included findings along with other industry statistics in its 2017 annual report. The New Mexico Court of Appeals, in three separate decisions issued in 2014 and 2015, held that employers are required to pay for medical marijuana when a treating physician says it would be reasonable and necessary care for an inju...

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