Construction company must pay medical cannabis bills, New Jersey Supreme Court rules
The New Jersey Supreme Court ruled in favor of medical cannabis patients Tuesday voting unanimously that a construction company must pay for an injured employee's medical cannabis bills.
The decision upheld an Appellate Division ruling from last January that found an employer to be responsible for covering the monthly bill for medical marijuana used by a former employee to treat an injury sustained on the job in 2001.
The court found that while private health insurers and government aid programs do not have to cover medical cannabis costs under state law private employers are not exempt from such workers’ compensation cases.
AP wire services helped contribute to this report.