In a case which could have nationwide implications, a New Jersey judge ruled that a construction company must reimburse a former employee for his MED.
- Vincent Hager was a 28-year old laborer in 2001 when a truck dropped a load of concrete on him.
- Severely injured, Hager later used MED to successfully get off opiates.
- The former employer was overruled in its appeal that paying for Hager’s MED was illegal under the Controlled Substances Act.
- It is the first time a reimbursement case has been tied to marijuana’s federal illegality and the ruling was that state law prevailed.