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Supreme Court Skirts Question of Medical Marijuana Reimbursement

June 21, 2022, 1:34 PM

The US Supreme Court declined to weigh in on whether employers must pay for the medical marijuana costs of injured workers in states where cannabis is legalized.

The justices’ decision Tuesday puts to rest a pair of challenges to Minnesota Supreme Court rulings that the federal Controlled Substances Act preempts state laws that require employers to pay workers’ compensation reimbursements for medically prescribed marijuana.

The US Solicitor General recommended that the high court not take the case.

State supreme courts are split on whether federal drug law overrides state workers’ compensation reimbursement requirements, the injured workers said in their petitions. ...