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Michigan Court: Patients Can Receive Unemployment Compensation if Fired Over Cannabis

In a groundbreaking decision, the Michigan Court of Appeals ruled Friday that workers in the state who are authorized medical cannabis patients should receive unemployment compensation if they were fired solely because they tested positive for cannabis. “It’s a very favorable decision for the civil rights of employees in Michigan,” says Matt Abel, an attorney …

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New Mexico Court of Appeals Rules Workers’ Compensation Must Pay for Patients’ Medical Cannabis

Medical cannabis recommended by a physician must be paid for by the patient’s employer and insurer when its used to treat a work-related injury, the New Mexico Court of Appeals has ruled. The ruling will set immediate precedent across the state. The case was brought forth by Gregory Vialpando, who argued that he should be …

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