January 13, 2020 / 10:28 PM / 13 days ago

Construction firm must reimburse worker for medical marijuana: NJ appeals court

A New Jersey state appeals court on Monday said a construction company is required to reimburse a former employee for the cost of medical marijuana that he was prescribed to treat chronic pain associated with a work-related injury.

A unanimous three-judge panel of the New Jersey Appellate Division rejected M&K Construction’s claim that the federal Controlled Substances Act (CSA), which outlaws marijuana, preempted a 2019 state law requiring the reimbursement.

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