Court Rules Workers Comp Must Cover Medical Marijuana

By Sarah Fruchtnicht

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An injured worker who was prescribed medical marijuana by a doctor will be covered by worker’s compensation, the New Mexico Court of Appeals ruled.

Gregory Vialpando claims he experienced severe pain after failed spinal surgeries to fix a back injury he suffered on the job.

He met the threshold for payments under workers’ compensation laws and his doctor recommended marijuana to manage his pain.

 

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http://www.opposingviews.com/i/society/drug-law/court-rules-workers-comp-must-cover-medical-marijuana

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