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Supreme Court Says Employer Must Reimburse Worker for Medical Marijuana

By Mark Powell (Reporter)

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 | 0

The New Jersey Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld a lower court’s decision holding that workers’ compensation carriers can be compelled to reimburse workers who use medical cannabis to treat their injuries and illnesses. All seven of the high court’s justices agreed in Tuesday's decision that a former construction worker presented “sufficient evidence” to a state appellate court when he argued that his prescribed medical marijuana represented “reasonable and necessary treatment” under the state's workers’ comp laws. The justices ...

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