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Supreme Court Mulls Whether Marijuana Is The Rx For Comp

By William Rabb (Reporter)

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 | 478 | 0 | 31 min read

Some workers' compensation insurance carriers have been quietly paying claims for marijuana and one claimant's attorney is hoping that the New Hampshire Supreme Court will make his state the sixth to specifically require workers' comp carriers to pay for pot. "It's certainly cheaper and healthier than opioids, given the state of opioid use in the country," said Jared O'Conner, who argued the potential landmark case before the state Supreme Court. Mark Pew, senior vice president for Preferred Medical, which offers pharmacy management services,...

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