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Appellate Court Orders Employer to Reimburse Worker for Medical Marijuana

By Tonika Reed (Reporter)

Thursday, January 16, 2020 | 575 | 0 | 49 min read

In a case of first impression, a New Jersey appellate court ruled that a workers’ compensation judge can order an employer to reimburse an employee for medical marijuana to treat chronic pain from a work-related injury. The Appellate Division for the Superior Court of New Jersey on Monday said reimbursing an injured worker for medical marijuana doesn’t violate federal law. And the court in Hager v. M&K Construction also said the injured worker established that other efforts to treat his chronic pain were unsuccessful, but medical marijuana was effective. &...

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