On June 26, 2015, the New Mexico Court of Appeals ruled that insurers must reimburse the cost of medical marijuana for injured workers who use marijuana to treat pain, pursuant to a state-sanctioned medical marijuana program. Link to opinion here: Lewis v. American General Media
Of course, insurers have been paying for Oxycontin and other dangerous narcotics, which are ineffective and dangerous for non-cancer related pain. Over use of opioids like Oxy is creating a new generation of addicts, fueling heroin addictions, and directly causing thousands of deaths per year. Cannabis is a safe and effective pain treatment for many people, and has no known toxic dose.
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