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Senate bill says no medical marijuana for no-fault or workers’ compensation claims

On a vote of 35-2, the Senate passed SB 321, which amends the no-fault act, and SB 933, which amends the Workers’ Disability Compensation Act.

From SB 321: “An insurer shall not be required to provide coverage for the medical use of marihuana or for expenses related to the medical use of marihuana.” The effect of this language is to exclude medical marijuana use from allowable expenses covered by PIP benefits in a no-fault policy.

From SB 933: “An employer is not required to reimburse or cause to be reimbursed charges for medical marihuana treatment.” In other words, medical marijuana expenses are excluded from workers’ compensation claims.

The House Judiciary Committee will take up the bills.