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Judge Rules Insurance Company Must Cover Medical Marijuana

Trends in Medicinal Cannabis: The “no insurance for you” dam holding back affordable access is showing signs of cracking in some states….

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TRUCE NOTES:

1. If there’s any news of note coming out of today’s legislative activities, we’ll have coverage of it after the day’s session, maybe in the form of facebook video as we’ve done on several recent days.

From what the view figures tell us, you seem to be enjoying TRUCE TV…! Please send feedback….

2. We’re hopeful HB 197 – which was narrowly rejected under House rules on Friday stays dead whether or not a promised parliamentary gambit is used by the sponsor to get a re-vote.

And a huge TRUCE thanks to any of you who took the time to reach out to your representative since Friday. This vote looks close to us.

PS: It may not be too late to contact them if you’re reading this Monday morning…. http://ift.tt/2mbMCJm

3. If you missed our first post on Sunday, the D-News broke a major story about real concerns regarding how Rep. Daw’s 2017 bill, the “Cannabinoid Research Law” is working – or more to the point – ways it’s arguably NOT working – and where there might be ethical and business practice issues as well.

So – as his 2018 bills are being debated – bills where we’ve identified further major structural issues in their provisions – we urge you to read this important article:

http://ift.tt/2CfBlP0

And now back to our linked article below…..

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“…an administrative law judge from New Jersey, has ruled that an Egg Harbor man’s insurance company must cover [his] medical marijuana. This could theoretically establish a much-needed precedent for patients.

Judge French says Andrew Watson’s insurance company is obligated to cover the costs of his voter-approved medicine. Watson’s case sought financial reimbursement for the medicinal cannabis he purchased at a local collective, after enrolling in the state’s program in 2014. Judge French ruled that Mr. Watson’s medical condition was consistent with NJ’s list of qualifying conditions.

After listening to his testimony and considering the testimony of a neurologist/psychiatrist, the judge agreed that marijuana is indeed medicinal and should be covered.

The Judge believed that Watson’s chosen holistic approach to pain management was better than medicating with opiates. The Judge also called the plaintiff’s decision ‘cautious, mature, and… exceptionally conscientious’.”

Thank you, Judge…!

More in the article….

#MMJ #Insurance #NJpol #UTpol #UtahNext #TRUCE    

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