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Hand holding a marijuana cigarette States have addressed the workers’ compensation question differently. Maine and Minnesota courts, for example, have invalidated workers’ compensation orders for medical marijuana. Judges in New Hampshire and New Jersey, however, have upheld them. (Credit: Tunatura/Shutterstock)

The U.S. Solicitor General’s Office on May 16, 2022, urged the U.S. Supreme Court not to jump into the debate over whether workers’ compensation should cover medical marijuana costs.

In a 19-page amicus brief, written at the invitation of the high court, Solicitor General Elizabeth Prelogar noted that while dozens of states in recent years have eased restrictions on marijuana’s use and sale for medical reasons, the drug remains illegal under the Controlled Substances Act.

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