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Court Rules Workers Comp Must Cover Medical Marijuana

Court Rules Workers Comp Must Cover Medical Marijuana

By Sarah Fruchtnicht, Fri, September 05, 2014

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.

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






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