NH High Court Says Insurers Must Cover Workers' Medical Pot

Law360 (March 4, 2021, 7:18 PM EST) -- New Hampshire's state workers' compensation insurers must reimburse eligible patients for their prescribed medicinal marijuana treatments, the state's Supreme Court ruled this week.

Associate Justice Gary Hicks' published opinion reverses a decision by the New Hampshire state Compensation Appeals Board that said reimbursing registered participants in the state's medical marijuana program would expose private insurers to federal criminal liability for aiding and abetting banned drug use.

"The [Controlled Substances Act] does not make it illegal for an insurer to reimburse an employee for his or her purchase of medical marijuana," the opinion says. "Moreover, [an order] to reimburse does not interfere...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.


  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!

TRY LAW360 FREE FOR SEVEN DAYS

Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Ask a question!