New Jersey lawmakers will consider whether state insurers' compensation insurers will have to pay for medical marijuana in certain circumstances.
A.B. 1708 on Monday was reported from the parish appropriations committee in a 7-4 vote. The bill, which was introduced in January by Democratic Reps. John Burzichelli, would modify state law to require workers to reimburse insurance companies or private car insurance companies to cover the costs of using medical marijuana. The bill also states that if payment to a pharmacy is not feasible, the insurer can reimburse the cost of medical marijuana. the federal government intervenes to enforce the federal law on controlled substances.
Similar legislation was introduced by Rep. Burzichelli 201
If signed into law, the legislation would enter into force 80 days after its adoption.