Wake-up Call for Employers: Employers & Insurers Could Have to Pay for Pot for Injured Employees Under Amendment 2

For Immediate Release:
Monday, September 8, 2014

Contact:
Sarah Bascom, sarah@bascomllc.com, 850.294.6636

Wake-up Call for Employers: Employers & Insurers Could Have to Pay for Pot for Injured Employees Under Amendment 2

Tallahassee, Fla. – Recently, the New Mexico Court of Appeals ruled that marijuana recommended by a doctor must be paid for by an injured worker’s employer and insurance.

“This ruling by the New Mexico Court of Appeals should serve as a wake-up call to all Florida employers,” said Sarah Bascom, spokesperson for the Vote No on 2 Campaign.  “If Amendment 2 is approved in November, employers could be on the hook for paying for pot for injured workers who merely get a recommendation for it from one of the many pot docs who will flood into the state.”

According to the Courthouse News Service: “Medical marijuana a doctor recommended for an injured worker’s pain must be paid for by the workers’ employer and insurer, the New Mexico Court of Appeals ruled.”  To read more about this case, click here.

“The notion that employers should pay for pot for their employees is outrageous, and we believe this will be a rallying cry for the business community here in Florida to reject Amendment 2,” concluded Bascom.

The Vote No on 2 Campaign is a grassroots campaign, bringing the truth about Amendment 2 to the voters of Florida.  Its coalition includes members of law enforcement, business leaders, constitutional law attorneys, doctors and other medical professionals, parents and Floridians from all walks of life.  Amendment 2 is simply a guise to legalize pot smoking in Florida and the goal of this campaign is to point out the loopholes and explain why this amendment is bad for Florida.

For more information on the Vote No on 2 Campaign, please visit www.voteno2.org, follow us @saynoamendment2 and like us FB.com/noonamendment2.

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