U.S. Supreme Court Denies Workers Compensation For Employees Seeking Medical Marijuana For Injuries

Compensation for workers injured on the job is being approached from various angles though it faces an ongoing setback: cannabis remains a Schedule I substance under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA), which essentially precludes workers from being able to seek compensation for its use as a medication.

Two cases concerning Minnesota employees were discussed at a private conference earlier this year wherein both were regarded as invalid according to a 2021 Minnesota Supreme Court ruling, under which employers were not obligated to pay for their workers' treatment.

Both cases, in a new decision, were declined by the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday. Moment reported that denying certiorari means that fewer …

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