Legislation and court rulings often reflect the trends of a society. An example of this is the recent ruling by a New Jersey court allowing reimbursement to an injured worker for his costs associated with the use of medical marijuana.
Read about the case: N.J. company must pay for employee’s medical marijuana, appeals court rules
Despite the potential prohibition established by the federal Controlled Substances Act, the court ruled in favor of the worker. This is an evolving legal landscape, as New Jersey joins Connecticut, New Hampshire and New Mexico in allowing reimbursement for specific workers, whereas Maine has ruled to the contrary. At this time, it is difficult to predict where this will lead locally as well as nationally, but it bears watching.
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