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Judge: Insurance company must pay for medical marijuana for injured N.J. worker

Judge: Insurance company must pay for medical marijuana for injured N.J. worker

JANUARY 6, 2017 | Jan Hefler

In what could be a precedent-setting decision, a New Jersey administrative law judge has ordered an insurance company to pay for medical marijuana for an injured worker who suffers from lingering neuropathic pain in his left hand after an accident while using a power saw at an 84 Lumber outlet in 2008.

Judge Ingrid L. French took testimony from the worker, a 39-year-old Egg Harbor Township man, and a Cherry Hill psychiatrist/neurologist who said the marijuana treatment was appropriate because it would allow the patient to reduce his prescription opiate use and lower the risk of serious side effects.

Judge: Insurance company must pay for medical marijuana for injured N.J. worker






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