Tag Archives: medical marijuana

Medical Marijuana: Reasonable and Necessary Medical Treatment for Pain?

Appellate Division of Maine’s Comp Board Orders Two Employers to Reimburse Workers for Treatment Costs In two separate decisions, the Appellate Division of Maine’s Workers’ Compensation Board recently affirmed two ALJs’ decisions requiring employers to reimburse injured workers for the … Continue reading

Posted in Issue commentary | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on Medical Marijuana: Reasonable and Necessary Medical Treatment for Pain?

New Mexico Employer Need Not Accommodate Medical Marijuana Use

An employer need not accommodate a New Mexico employee’s use of medical marijuana, even when that use is sanctioned under the state’s Compassionate Use Act (“CUA”), held a federal district court judge recently in Garcia v. Tractor Supply Co., 2016 … Continue reading

Posted in Case comment | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on New Mexico Employer Need Not Accommodate Medical Marijuana Use

Colorado High Court Ok’s Firing of Worker For State-Authorized Use of Medical Marijuana

Earlier today, the Supreme Court of Colorado, affirming a split decision of the state’s Court of Appeals, held that under the plain language of Colo. Rev. Stat. § 24–34–402.5, Colorado’s “lawful activities statute,” the term “lawful” refers only to those … Continue reading

Posted in Case comment, Issue commentary | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on Colorado High Court Ok’s Firing of Worker For State-Authorized Use of Medical Marijuana

New Mexico: Health Care Provider’s “Certification” of Medical Marijuana is Functional Equivalent of Prescription for Injured Worker

An authorized treating health care provider’s “certification” authorizing the use of medical marijuana under New Mexico’s Compassionate Use Act [N.M. Stat. Ann. § 26–2B–1 et seq.] is the functional equivalent of a prescription, held the Court of Appeals of New … Continue reading

Posted in Case comment | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on New Mexico: Health Care Provider’s “Certification” of Medical Marijuana is Functional Equivalent of Prescription for Injured Worker

New Mexico Court Orders Employer to Reimburse Worker For Medical Marijuana

In what appears to be a case of first impression for any state appellate court, a New Mexico appellate court, in Vialpando v. Ben’s Automotive Servs., 2014 N.M. App. LEXIS 50 (May 19, 2014), has held that an employer may … Continue reading

Posted in Case comment, Issue commentary | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on New Mexico Court Orders Employer to Reimburse Worker For Medical Marijuana