In what could prove to set an important precedent, a New Jersey judge has recently ruled that an insurance company must cover medical cannabis treatments.
Andrew Watson, of Egg Harbor, had enrolled in New Jersey’s state medical cannabis program in 2014, but after undergoing medical cannabis treatment, his insurance company denied his claim.
Medical cannabis use is currently legal in 28 states, but insurance companies prefer to fight paying for such usage, and as such, this could prove important in the future.
As the presiding judge, Ingrid L. French, noted,
The evidence presented in these proceedings show that the petitioner’s ‘trial’ use of medicinal marijuana has been successful. While the court is sensitive to the controversy surrounding the medicinal use of marijuana, whether or not it should be prescribed for a patient in a state where it is legal to prescribe it is a medical decision that is within the boundaries of the laws in the state.
In fact, Judge French called Watson’s choice to use medical cannabis “cautious, mature, and… exceptionally conscientious.” Sure beats becoming another opiate addict!
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