New Mexico is moving forward with a bill that would prevent employers from having to pay for medical marijuana under workers’ compensation claims, which could bring the state in line with recent federal court cases that allow employers to terminate workers for marijuana use. The New Mexico House of Representatives voted 33-29 on Tuesday in favor of H.B. 195, which says that workers’ comp insurers and employers would not be liable to reimburse injured workers for medical marijuana. The measure is now on to a vote in the state’s Senate.
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