New Mexico Marijuana
Recent New Mexico marijuana laws have enabled injured workers in the state to consume five joints per day – at a maximum.
The state of New Mexico has always been very active in their allowance of medical marijuana for workers compensation injuries.
The most recent New Mexico marijuana laws enacted allow for consumption of up to two pounds per year – and that is to be reimbursed by insurance carriers and self-insured employers.
Two pounds of marijuana equates to five joints per day. The math used for conversion from 2 pounds to grams- according to Google- is 907.185 grams. According to the Denver Post’s 64 questions on marijuana, a PhD, yes, someone with a Doctorate degree figured out that an average joint is 1/2 gram.
So, 907.185 / .5 = 1814 joints per year. The daily total = 1814/365 = approximately five joints per day. The cost would be $10,904.54 per year – according to a fellow blogger.
For the average day of 16 hours – that would be a joint every three hours for just one person – and yes, paid by Workers Compensation and indirectly New Mexico employers (directly for self insureds).
As this wades into a political opinion to be drawn, I will not comment on whether I agree or disagree with the new rule that allows this much marijuana to be consumed by an injured worker. One has to draw their own conclusion. Feel free to comment on this issue.
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