“Precedent Set as Court Orders Gov’t to Pay for Medical Pot Instead of Opioids for Worker’s Comp’
“Freehold Township, NJ – In a major victory for medicinal cannabis rights, a New Jersey workers’ compensation judge has ordered a Freehold Township to pay for an injured worker’s medical marijuana, despite an insurance carrier’s objections stemming from the drug’s status Schedule 1 status as a controlled substance under federal law. People will no longer be forced to rely solely on opioids for the treatment of pain.
New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Judge Lionel Simon invoked the necessity of not forcing injured workers onto opiates that are “killing people” as he ordered Freehold Township to pay for a municipal employee’s medical marijuana. ”
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