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Workers’ Comp Nixes Medical Cannabis for Worker on Prescription Opioids

The Workers’ Comp Appeals Tribunal upheld the denial of payment for medical cannabis to treat pain from a work-related finger amputation citing the following reasons:

  • The worker’s previous addiction to opioids
  • The worker was back on opioids for the injury and simultaneous use of opioids and cannabis violated medical guidelines
  • The worker’s own family physician of 18 years opposed his using medical cannabis

[20188519 (Re), 2018 CanLII 12351 (NB WCAT), March 5, 2018].

Bongarde Editorial

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