Eight months after it ruled that medical marijuana is covered under workers’ compensation, a Pennsylvania appeals court has concluded that an injured worker’s cost of CBD oil is also reimbursable.

A Commonwealth Court has found that CBD oil qualifies under the state’s workers’ compensation law as a “medicine” and a “supply” for reimbursement.

In a 5-2 opinion rejecting arguments against qualifying CBD, the court strongly affirmed the role of workers’ compensation judges as exclusive fact-finders in claims reviews and stressed that “neither the Workers’ Compensation Board nor the court has authority to reweigh the evidence.

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