State Supreme Court Hears Statements for Insurance Reimbursement for Medical Marijuana Wednesday

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Maine, (AP) The Maine Supreme Court is hearing arguments Wednesday regarding whether a paper mill must pay for medical marijuana.

It's the first time the court has considered the question of insurance reimbursement for medicinal pot.

Gaetan Bourgoin of Madawaska is arguing that marijuana is cheaper and safer than narcotics. He already won a ruling from the Worker's Compensation Board.

But Twin Rivers argues that paying for medicinal marijuana puts the company in violation of federal law.

The company also contends that Maine's Medical Marijuana Act does not require a "private health insurer" to cover the cost of medical marijuana.