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Court Upholds Grant of Variance for Medical Marijuana to Treat Chronic Pain

Thursday, September 9, 2021 | 0

A New York appellate court ruled that a worker was entitled to a variance from the Medical Treatment Guidelines for the use of marijuana to address his chronic pain. Case: Matter of McLean v. Time Warner Cable Inc., No. 529971, 09/02/2021, published. Facts: Allen McLean worked for Time Warner Cable Inc. He injured his back at work in May 2013 and received authorization for medical treatment and workers’ compensation benefits. In May 2019, Dr. Robert Tiso wrote a letter attesting to a need to treat McLean’s chronic pain with medical marijuana. Tiso also filed a request for a...

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