Jones bill to protect Michigan manufacturing passes committee

Jones bill to protect Michigan manufacturing passes committee

Lansing— Legislation that would amend the Worker’s Disability Compensation Act to specify that an employer would not have to reimburse for medical marijuana regardless of the requirements in Section 315 of that act passed the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, said sponsor state Sen. Rick Jones.

Under Section 315, an employer must furnish, or cause to be furnished, reasonable medical, surgical or hospital services and medicine, or other attendance or treatment that is legal under state law, to an employee who receives a personal injury arising out of and in the course of employment. 

“This act was never intended to cover the costs of medical marijuana,” said Jones, R-Grand Ledge.  “We need to ensure that money being spent on worker’s comp is being spent as efficiently as possible to protect all parties involved.”

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